Henry Moore at the BBC | The artistic life of a master of sculpture
CHANNEL | BBC 2
FIRST BROADCAST | 07 September 1986
DURATION | 50 minutes 02 seconds
Speaking from Henry Moore's own studio in Perry Green, John Read reaffirms his belief in the artist's status as one of the greatest sculptors since the Renaissance. He traces Moore's life and his own connections with him through extracts from the documentaries he has made and reminiscences of their many personal encounters.
John Read's father was Herbert Read, the renowned poet, art critic and founder of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, who was knighted despite his anarchist views. He was an early champion of Moore at a time when reaction to the artist's work was generally unfavourable.
'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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