Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
Barbara Hepworth museum in St Ives is wonderful, being able to see her studio, through windows, is a privilege...
I waited for too long before visiting this special place. I love being in this garden and share my excitement with my family.
Everything feels like the artist has just left the room: you can see the color palette of the hanging aprons, the tools next to her work in progress...
This was her workspace from 1949 to her death in 1975, aged 72.
The greenhouse, next to the studio, is beautiful, full of amazing plants growing next to the sculptures. The garden is medium size and packed with large bronze sculptures.
'Finding Trewyn Studio was a sort of magic’, wrote Hepworth. ‘Here was a studio, a yard and garden where I could work in open air and space'.
About Barbara Hepworth: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/dame-barbara-hepworth-1274
Her polished, soft oblong and ovoid sculptures are familiar to the public, maybe what is less known is her series of hospital paintings and drawings. After her daughter received treatment for a bone conidtion, she visited local hospitals and study the works of surgeons resulting into unusual sketches of operating theatres.