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Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Two Figures (Menhirs)</em> by Barbara Hepworth

Artwork Resource Packet: Two Figures (Menhirs) by Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth's Two Figures represents the artist's fusion of geometry and nature. The teak sculpture is composed of two vertical forms that are situated on a platform and punctuated by white-painted circular or oval concavities. Hepworth expresses the organic qualities inherent in her materials, the smoothness of the teak amplified here by the curving forms, suggesting a play between the inner and outer components of these figures. This teaching packet includes an essay, discussion questions, activity ideas, a glossary, and an image of the artwork.

20th century, abstraction, nature, sculpture


Elementary, High School, Middle School
Art from Many Places, Contemporary Art and Design

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