Tomorrows Party – Dame Barbara Hepworth

Tomorrow is the birthday of British sculptress Dame Barbara Hepworth b.1903 – 1975 –   I shouldn’t really call Hepworth a sculptress – as she believed in equality of the sexes, especially in the arts.  I am putting this post on today because it’s a week since I posted – and I don’t want to get into badContinue reading “Tomorrows Party – Dame Barbara Hepworth”

Hats Off to York!

We’ve recently come back from a few days away in York.  Whilst there, I popped into the city Art Gallery where along with the ceramics, illustrations (wonderful small collection from children’s books) and paintings, there was an exhibition simply called ‘Hats’.  The exhibition which runs from to 18th September 2010 – 23rd  January 2011 tracks the wayContinue reading “Hats Off to York!”

My 634 post – All my Yesterdays? well, a few of them

  I thought that I’d do an update as I haven’t done one since my 550th in June.  I am glad that the experiment in cutting down my blog post by posting every few days doesn’t seem to affected my views.  Posting every day (which I managed for a full year) was getting very time-consuming: life  and Bookstains wereContinue reading “My 634 post – All my Yesterdays? well, a few of them”

‘Happy Birthday Barbara Hepworth!’

        Today is the birthday of probably the  world’s most famous sculptress Barbara Hepworth (b.1903 – 1975 Yorkshire U.K. ).  Hepworth made a significant contribution to the media  of sculpture throughout her career.  Her work defines Modernism.  She was honoured with a Damehood in 1965, 10 years before her death.         A contemporary ofContinue reading “‘Happy Birthday Barbara Hepworth!’”

A Cornish Garden of Hidden Delights: The Barbara Hepworth Museum, Cornwall

I came across these photos the other day.  They are from a holiday we had in Cornwall about 3 years ago.  Amongst the many places we visited, was the Barbara Hepworth Museum in St  Ives.  The house has a few Hepworth personal memento’s, but it isn’t as interesting as Hepworths studio or garden . Everywhere youContinue reading “A Cornish Garden of Hidden Delights: The Barbara Hepworth Museum, Cornwall”