Dame Barbara Hepworth Group I (Concourse) February 4 1951 1951

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Artist
Title
Group I (Concourse) February 4 1951
Date 1951
Medium Serravezza marble
Dimensions Object: 248 x 505 x 295 mm, 19 kg
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Miss E.M. Hodgkins 1977
Reference
T02226

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Hepworth said that this work was inspired by the interaction of people and architecture in the Piazza San Marco in Venice. Each form bears 'a specific and absolute position in relation to the others'. Her use of Serravazza marble, a quintessential classical material, is appropriate to such an Italianate source. The artist associated white marble with the Mediterranean sun. In fact, the base and the figures were all carved from a mantlepiece salvaged from her neighbour's house.

August 2004

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