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Two Forms with White (Greek) represents Hepworth’s long standing commitment to carving and ‘truth to materials’. In 1954 she had received 17 tons of Guarea, a tropical hardwood, from Nigeria and carved a series of large works named after ancient Greek sites and exploring the relationship of the human figure to the architecture and landscape of Greece.

Details

  • Title: Two Forms with White (Greek)
  • Creator: Barbara Hepworth
  • Date: 1963
  • Physical Dimensions: 121.5 x 94.4 x 53 cm
  • Provenance: © Bowness. Wakefield Permanent Art Collection (The Hepworth Wakefield)
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Photographer: Jonty Wilde
  • Medium: Guarea wood, part painted

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