Henry Moore at the BBC | The artistic life of a master of sculpture
CHANNEL | BBC 2
FIRST BROADCAST | 30 July 1978
DURATION | 52 minutes 11 seconds
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.
'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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