I’ve been to two very different exhibitions recently – Agnes Martin at Tate Modern and Barbara Hepworth at Tate Britain.
I didn’t know Agnes Martins work before seeing this exhibition and really enjoyed it – tranquil, ghostly, intricate, intense and preoccupied…..beautiful.
By contrast Barbara Hepworths work with it’s earth colours and tactile materials is well known to me, but it was good to see work of her contemporaries (also practicing “direct carving”) alongside hers. I particularly enjoyed seeing her drawings which I hadn’t seen before and the film of her in action on a very large piece of stone.
Lunch in the members room at Tate B was also good!!