“Body experience,” the English sculptor Barbara Hepworth once said, “is the center of creation.” Taking note of Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, and Henry Moore, Hepworth forged her own approach to sculpture, finding a formal language both poetic and pacifist. Her ovoid and biomorphic creations have a purity, delicacy, and idealism that set her apart from male colleagues muscling into space. This is Hepworth’s first—and long overdue—monographic exhibition in France. —E.C.
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