Henry Moore at the BBC | The artistic life of a master of sculpture
CHANNEL | BBC Television Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 20 November 1960
DURATION | 19 minutes 58 seconds
In this item from the landmark arts series 'Monitor', Huw Wheldon visits Henry Moore at his home in the run-up to a major exhibition of his work at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. He tries to uncover deeper meanings and motivations in the artist's work, but Moore freely admits that he doesn't want to examine himself too thoroughly in case it inhibits his ability to create.
Huw Wheldon, a major figure in television history, went on from devising and presenting the 'Monitor' series to become the BBC's managing director. Under his guidance, the landmark series 'Civilisation', 'Ascent of Man' and 'Alistair Cooke's Letter from America' were all produced. Wheldon helped to found the Open University, held five honorary doctorates, was president of the Royal Television Society and trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. He was also awarded the Military Cross during World War II.
'Art is the expression of imagination and not the imitation of life.'
Henry Moore's work shown amid the natural landscape that inspired him.
Henry Moore reflects on his work and his life.
Huw Wheldon attempts to uncover the motivation behind Henry Moore's art.
How stumbling into the underground one night led to Henry Moore's wartime shelter drawings.
Henry Moore reflects on his origins and his life's work.
A close look at the famous 1972 exhibition of Moore's work in Florence.
Henry Moore discusses the artwork he has chosen for his home.
Henry Moore discusses Da Vinci's anatomical drawings.
An exhibition of Moore's work returns to his home territory and is visited by local children.
Henry Moore gives a private viewing of his sketches.
Henry Moore reflects on his life as an artist.
'An artist whose name and work are known wherever art is known'.
John Read shares his personal memories of the artist he filmed six times over 28 years.
Richard Bacon helps to move a large Henry Moore sculpture.
Recollections of the artist as student, teacher and innovator.
The concluding part of a study of Henry Moore.
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