So now that I have you in an arty kind of mood, I have some more Hepworth insights to share with you. If you’ve been keeping your eyes on our instagram feed you will have noticed that I was on a rather lovely road trip last week. I was whisked off in an open-top sports car and driven down to the depths of beautiful Cornwall. Not only did I have a wonderful few days of well earned rest, I also enjoyed my first ever airbnb experience (marvellous and can’t wait to do it again!) as well as having a chance to head to St Ives, which has been on my list of ‘things to do’ far about a decade!
Well, St Ives doesn’t quite look as it did in that 50’s film on the earlier post we shared about the upcoming Barbara Hepworth exhibition at Tate Britain, apart from one small part- Hepworth’s house and studio along with it’s wonderful sculpture garden which is now a museum run by the Tate.
The interior space is lovely and well curated, but the magic really happens when you step outside into the garden. This is where the sculpture studios are located too. The garden is populated by Hepworth’s work, placed exactly where she decided they should be. It’s a small space but with the way the foliage and the sculptures work together, it feels far larger.
You can glance inside a few of the spaces where Hepworth created her work and it looks as if she has just stepped out to make a fresh cup of tea. It is utterly entrancing and gives you such a wonderful sense of this genius woman, how she lived and how she created.
Perhaps you’re thinking “Uh, hello, this is a fashion blog, not a bloomin’ art and culture blog”. Well, apologies, but this is where fashion starts. The future of fashion doesn’t come from within fashion. It starts with art, culture, life… well, everything that makes us excited, drives us to move forward and to innovate, even if that inspiration comes from the past.
So shall I see you at the Tate Britain Barbara Hepworth exhibition, notepad or sketchbook in hand? I hope so.
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