Friday, 27 November 2015

Barbara Hepworth Museum, St.Ives

Having missed out on visiting the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden previously, it was a must on a recent visit, and will be so in future; it's a delight.
 Barbara Hepworth said that 'finding Trewyn Studio was a sort of magic', and when you visit you can see why. The house is delightful, very close to the centre of St.Ives and the sea, and the garden is bounded by a high stone wall, making it an enclosed and hidden away gem of a place. The pieces of sculpture in the garden, laid out by Barbara herself with the help of composer Priaulx Rainier are perfectly suited to the positions they are placed in the garden.
Despite walking round the garden in light drizzle, I was stunned by the beauty of the sculptures and plants together, I'm hoping the photos convey the atmosphere and delight of the garden:
 To find out more about the pieces, click on here

It's also possible to see where Barbara Hepworth worked, and there's a lovely lean-to greenhouse furnished with old chairs where you can sit and contemplate in peace, at this time of year anyway, seen below

There's also lots of information on Barbara Hepworth as you enter the house, and upstairs there's a lot more work on display. Well worth a visit.

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