Edit Blog Post
Published: August 6th 2015
Cornwall at dawn
Every morning a different sunrise
The Barbara Hepworth museum
was an eye-opener to ignorant me. (A friend in Calgary urged me to go.) Hepworth worked a lot in St. Ives. She led what seems like an independent life as one of the few major female sculptors, plus she had two husbands, a son and triplets. Her sculpture is all form and some texture – mostly highly polished stone contrasted with rough – still marked by the chisel. She was a great friend of Henry Moore
and the similarities in some of their work are obvious. The museum
is a house with photos and history on the main floor, a gallery of small items on the second floor and a garden with large items. The garden is unusual as the plants grow up around the pieces.
The St. Ives Museum
is charming – full of a wide range of donated items and collections. In the basement are many kinds of things related to fishing and processing pilchards. Also, there is a small room for watching a video, which oddly was done by and about a Canadian, Normal Levine,
who wrote in Cornwall. On the main floor are collections of 17 and 18 century clothes, paintings of ships, military memorabilia and honours, photos
St ives beach
A cold and windy day at the beach
of residents (formal and informal), christening clothes, kitchen items, and many other things. £1.50 entry – a great bargain!
Tot: 2.997s; Tpl: 0.042s; cc: 28; qc: 122; dbt: 0.0866s; 2; m:saturn w:www (126.96.36.199); sld: 3;
; mem: 1.6mb