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

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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.

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