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Hepworth sculpture a51_06861

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Filename: AA51_06861.jpg

Size: 3508 x 3665 (8.3MB)

Date: 10th December 2015

Source: Historic England

Credit: The Historic England Archive, Hi

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: The Historic England Archive, Hi

Owner URL: http://www.historicengland.org.uk/images-books/archive/archive-services/archive-terms-and-conditions/

Job Title: Photographer

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Hepworth sculpture a51_06861

Festival of Britain 1951, Lambeth, London. A Barbara Hepworth sculpture at the South Bank Exhibition site. Photographed by M W Parry

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EDITORS COMMENTS
This evocative photograph captures the essence of the Festival of Britain, an iconic moment in post-war British history, as it played out at the South Bank Exhibition site in Lambeth, London, in 1951. At the heart of the scene is a sculpture by the renowned modernist artist Barbara Hepworth, A51_06861. Hepworth's work, with its organic forms and sinuous lines, is a perfect representation of the artistic and cultural renaissance that characterized the Festival. The sculpture, with its abstract shapes and intricate textures, stands proudly amidst the bustling activity of the exhibition, drawing the eye of visitors from all corners of the site. The photograph, taken by M W Parry, captures not only the beauty of the sculpture but also the excitement and energy of the festivalgoers as they explore the innovative and groundbreaking displays. The South Bank Exhibition was a pivotal moment in British cultural history, and this photograph offers a unique glimpse into that time, preserving the spirit of creativity and renewal that defined the Festival of Britain.

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