British Sculptors | Artists in stone, metal and wood In association with
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 17 November 1981
DURATION | 29 minutes 25 seconds
Norman St John-Stevas travels to Dorset to meet sculptor Elisabeth Frink and discover some of the influences that guide her work. The programme discusses Frink's representations of the relationship between animals and humans, and examines the recurring themes, including birds of prey and stark human heads, that many feel are her most powerful creations.
In this programme, we see Elisabeth Frink's bronze crucifix for the Roman Catholic Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Frink's final work, the massive 'Risen Christ' statue, was installed in Liverpool's Anglican cathedral in 1993, just a few days before she died from cancer. Liverpool Cathedral, the largest Anglican cathedral in the world, lies half a mile away from the Catholic cathedral at the opposite end of Hope Street.
Elisabeth Frink is pictured above during the broadcast of a 1956 edition of 'Woman's Hour'.
'Art is the expression of imagination and not the imitation of life.'
Insights from one of the giants of modernism.
'I'm very excited to be alive in the 20th Century.'
Memories of the man and his ideas are recalled by Eric Gill's family, friends and colleagues.
The landscape of Cornwall transposed in sculpture.
Defying all but the most unconventional of conventions.
Exploring the relationship between animals and humans.
Creating art through the natural world.
Seeing the body as 'the frontline between the world out there and the spirit inside'.
The pleasure of looking inside things.
How everyday objects can inspire an artist.
The artist whose sculpture is about 'the stuff of living'.
Public monuments to private experiences.
A look at one of Britain's leading sculptors.
Re-examining the work and controversial ideas of Eric Gill.
Exploring humanity through representations of the body.
A look back at the life and career of one of the fathers of pop art.
'London is my sketchbook.'
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