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Barbara Hepworth, ‘Squares with Two Circles’, 1963, Tate Britain
Barbara Hepworth, ‘Squares with Two Circles’, 1963, Tate Britain
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Squares with Two Circles, 1963

Bronze
120 1/2 × 54 × 12 1/2 in
306.1 × 137.2 × 31.8 cm
Location
London
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About the work
Exhibition history
Tate Britain
London

Collection: Tate

Collection: Tate

Medium
Sculpture
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©Bowness
Barbara Hepworth
British, 1903–1975
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An early pioneer of abstract sculpture, Barbara Hepworth is best known for her ovoid, biomorphic creations carved out of stone. Though her early works were more explicitly figurative, many of Hepworth’s completely abstract works are recognized as vaguely feminine, given their smooth, rounded contours. One such sculpture, Pierced Form (1931), features innovative use of negative space in the form of a hole through its center, which would become a frequent motif in Hepworth’s oeuvre. Later in her career Hepworth started making brass works, comprising thin curved planes and fine lines of string.

Barbara Hepworth, ‘Squares with Two Circles’, 1963, Tate Britain
Barbara Hepworth, ‘Squares with Two Circles’, 1963, Tate Britain
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About the work
Exhibition history
Tate Britain
London

Collection: Tate

Collection: Tate

Medium
Sculpture
Image rights
©Bowness
Barbara Hepworth
British, 1903–1975
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An early pioneer of abstract sculpture, Barbara Hepworth is best known for her ovoid, biomorphic creations carved out of stone. Though her early works were more explicitly figurative, many of Hepworth’s completely abstract works are recognized as vaguely feminine, given their smooth, rounded contours. One such sculpture, Pierced Form (1931), features innovative use of negative space in the form of a hole through its center, which would become a frequent motif in Hepworth’s oeuvre. Later in her career Hepworth started making brass works, comprising thin curved planes and fine lines of string.

Squares with Two Circles, 1963

Bronze
120 1/2 × 54 × 12 1/2 in
306.1 × 137.2 × 31.8 cm
Location
London
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