Dame Barbara Hepworth Discs in Echelon 1935, cast 1959

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Artist
Title
Discs in Echelon
Date 1935, cast 1959
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 343 x 508 x 273 mm, 100 kg
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the executors of the artist's estate 1980
Reference
T03132

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The title of Discs in Echelon announces its formal simplicity – the offset relation of two slightly different discs placed on a rectangular base. The discs present almost flat surfaces to each other, but the outer sides are more rounded; in elevation, a crisp edge at the discs’ upper shoulders is broadened as it descends. The original version of this work was carved directly by hand from ‘darkwood’ (possibly rosewood) in the 1930s. It was cast in bronze more than twenty years later.

April 2012

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