Henry Moore at the BBC | The artistic life of a master of sculpture
CHANNEL | Home Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 09 October 1966
DURATION | 14 minutes 01 seconds
Edwin Mullins talks to Henry Moore about how his drawings of sleeping figures in underground stations during World War II air raids influenced his later work. He tries to draw the artist out on the subjects of having lived through two world wars and being gassed during World War I, but Moore insists it was the uniquely quiet sense of drama and doom that impressed him about the shelters.
Henry Moore generally played down the effects of his experiences in World War I, but in a letter to a friend written around 1919 or 1920 and subsequently sold at Sotheby's, he did describe the horrors of war. 'If God were 'Almighty', the things I saw and experienced, the great bloodshed and the pain, the insufferable agony and depravity, the tears and the inhuman devilishness of the war, would, could never have been.'
'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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