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The Kröller-Müller Museum is honouring the British artist Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) with a large-scale retrospective exhibition.

In Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World, her career is mapped out step by step, from her early days as an artist in the 1920s to her period as an internationally-famed sculptor towards the end of her life. Sculptures from wood, marble, and bronze – all unique thanks to the incredible craftsmanship with which they are made – are alternated with paintings, drawings, film footage and photographs of Barbara Hepworth at work in her studio or amidst friends.Barbara Hepworth, Figures in a landscape Forms in nature

The exhibition shows how Hepworth developed her own unmistakeable 'signature,' drawing inspiration from shapes and forms in nature, sometimes figurative, sometime abstract. Her style was of great significance and influence for the world of modern sculpture.

Outside sculpture

A walk through the museum's sculpture garden, admiring the world-famous Rietveld pavilion and enjoying the surprises offered by the rich collection of bronze sculptures by Barbara Hepworth that the museum owns makes the exhibition complete. Barbara Hepworth in the Kröller-Müller Museum: a must.