Henry Moore at the BBC | The artistic life of a master of sculpture
CHANNEL | Radio 3
FIRST BROADCAST | 06 December 1981
DURATION | 27 minutes 59 seconds
In this relaxed interview with Edward Lucie-Smith, Henry Moore talks about drawing for pleasure rather than as a precursor to creating sculpture, the importance of the human body and landscape, and other artists who have inspired him along the way. There are anecdotes about putting his carving skills to good use in the school playground and the surprising revelation that Moore believes writing to be a more important art form than sculpture.
In 1948, Henry Moore was commissioned by the British Film Academy to create five replicas of a bronze figure. For the next nine years, these were used as awards in categories including Best British Film and Best Film from Any Source. Some notable winners have been 'The Third Man', 'All About Eve', 'Genevieve' and 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'.
'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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