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The Lively Arts | Henry Moore at Eighty

Henry Moore gives a private viewing of his sketches.

CHANNEL | BBC 2

FIRST BROADCAST | 30 July 1978

DURATION | 52 minutes 11 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1978

Synopsis

To mark Henry Moore's 80th birthday, filmmaker John Read revisits the artist's work and reveals his own personal relationship to it. Moore himself provides insight into his philosophy, explaining how he saw art as his means of escape from a life in the Yorkshire coal mines and providing unprecedented access to his sketchbooks, some of which date back to the 1920s.

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