Winged Figure II

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Artist: Barbara Hepworth, British, 1903-1975
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Bronze, with plaster and wire
height, 67 7/8in (172.4cm)
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Gift of the Estate of Tom Slick
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Barbara Hepworth’s Winged Figure II embodies weightlessness and grace. Its abstracted and elongated wings stretch into the heavens with a textured plaster surface that evokes the delicateness of feathers, in contrast with a robust bronze body. Oblong cutouts in each wing and a standing height above the viewer imbue the artwork with a sense of flight and airiness. Volume is added to the sculpture’s core with intersecting lines of wire that create a parabolic curve at the figure’s center. And the wings, barely touching the base in a balletic rise, offer an open embrace to viewers that stand before them.
Sculpture, Murals, and Fountains at HemisFair '68; 1968; no. 43b
Modern Art at the McNay: A Brief History and Pictorial Survey of the Collection; William J. Chiego; 2001; p. 127
Tom Slick: International Art Collector; William J. Chiego; 2009; p. 50-51
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