Thursday, 9 January 2014

FAMOUS ARTIST BIRTHDAY - BARBARA HEPWORTH - SCULPTOR - GIVEAWAY - 30 Paintings Day 10



BARBARA HEPWORTH HOMAGE
PAINTING BY SEA DEAN 
From "Family of Man" by Barbara Hepworth 
4" x 4" Mini Masters
On auction at Daily Paintworks

To view my Gallery or purchase this painting please visit Daily Paintworks. Larger originals or prints may be available by contacting me. 

The Mini Masters are a series where I do homage to famous Artists on their birthday by creating a work inspired by them. There are many Artists with birthdays in January. We have already visited Henri Matisse and Gerhard RIchter and here is another, sculptor Barbara Hepworth. This piece was inspired by "The Family of Man" which is a sculpture. I loved the rusty metal/copper look of the piece with verdigris aging. I have picked out some of the staves with bronze highlights. The energy lines are what took the time in this painting, they may look easy, but getting just the right effect and colour is very challenging. 

DAME BARBARA HEPWORTH DBE
Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth was born on 10 January 1903 in Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire. Her father was a civil engineer, who in 1921 became County Surveyor. Barbara attended Wakefield Girls High School, then won a scholarship for Leeds School of Art, where she met Henry Moore. She won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art from 1921 and received a diploma of the Royal College of Art in 1924. She also studied for a period in Italy.

Her work exemplifies Modernism, and along with Ivon Hitchens, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo she helped to develop British modern art (sculpture in particular). Queen Elizabeth II awarded Barbara Hepworth the DBE in 1965.

She died aged 72 in a fire at her studio in St Ives, Cornwall, UK - 20 May 1975


Cat # 14009 Barbara Hepworth Homage