Henry Moore at the BBC | The artistic life of a master of sculpture
CHANNEL | BBC 2
FIRST BROADCAST | 11 November 1967
DURATION | 60 minutes 19 seconds
The third of six profiles of Henry Moore made by producer John Read features a trip to Castleford, Moore's home town, and explores the surrounding landscape that influenced much of his work. Moore himself provides thoughts and comments throughout the programme, which also revisits the earlier documentaries made by Read.
In the 1940s, Henry Moore was approached frequently by BBC radio producers to take part in programmes (including one occasion in 1944 when he was asked to talk about 'the coal situation'). However, he usually found a reason to turn down these requests, citing pressure of work and a reluctance to be heard by friends and critics.
'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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