THE HAKONE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM

Permanent Exhibits

Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth (Great Britain, 1903–1975)

Two Figures, 1968

Bronze, paint, 244×53×41cm, 231×62×33cm

Hepworth stated, “This piece expresses two forms related to each other in a kind of tender relationship when one organism is near another.” It is an abstract composition, yet it has the feel of two people standing close to each other.

Through sculptures, Hepworth tried to express the “spiritual relationship between landscape and humans.” Her profound insight into humans and nature brought life to her sophisticated abstract forms. Along with Henry Moore, she is a leading British sculptor of the 20th century.