Dame Barbara Hepworth Orpheus (Maquette 2) (Version II) 1956, edition 1959

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Orpheus (Maquette 2) (Version II)
Date 1956, edition 1959
Medium Copper and cotton string on wooden base
Dimensions Object: 1149 x 432 x 415 mm
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1967
Not on display

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In the 1950s Hepworth found new ways in which to make abstract sculpture. Having previously concentrated on carving, she made a number of constructions. One of the most finely balanced, this is a version of a larger work, Theme on Electronics (Orpheus), made for an electronics firm. The form and the title bring together ideas of a harmony between modern technology and musical composition.

July 2007

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