Dame Barbara Hepworth D.B.E (1903 – 1975)
Title: Green Man
Medium: Original screenprint in colours, 1972, on paper, signed by the artist in pencil,
Size: 74,0 x 54,0 cm / 29.1 x 21.3 in
Published by: Cercle Graphique Européen, with their blindstamp
Printed by: Printed by Kelpra Studio and edited by the Cercle Graphique Européen, Kelpra stamp and number verso
Public Collections: The Tate Gallery, London: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/hepworth-green-man-p04270
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Condition: Generally in good condition with fresh colours.
Note: In accordance witan the ancient Celtic tradition The Green Man is believed to symbolise the cycle of life, death and re-birth. The symbol of Godhood within the male and its relationship with the transcendent life force our Goddess, the female expression of divinity. He is a Pagan symbol who heralds Spring after a long winter and the renewal of lush vegetation. This, doubtless, was the artist hommage to this deity and concept.