Sphere with Colour - Barbara Hepworth

This object can be found in the FFW, Mezzanine level, Modern and Contemporary Gallery. Find this sculpture on a stand in one of the rooms.

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Sphere with Colour (Grey and White)

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Oval-shaped piece of veined, green Swedish marble standing on one of its narrow ends. Three holes of different sizes penetrate into the object's center. The holes are painted respectively in a semi-gloss black and matte white.
Barbara Hepworth
1965
An example of Hepworth's monumental approach to geometric abstraction. Hepworth was intrigued with the way the variegated color of the marble interacts with the biomoprhic and landscape-like curves of the piece. The holes add an aspect of meditation on space to the object.
Museum Purchase
1967/1.43
Thursday, November 23, 2017