British Sculptors | Artists in stone, metal and wood In association with
CHANNEL | BBC Television Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 17 September 1961
DURATION | 28 minutes 35 seconds
Born in Yorkshire, a contemporary of Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth has made Cornwall her home. In this film by John Read, we see the Cornish landscapes that have influenced Hepworth's work, and the artist takes us through the planning stages in the creation of her sculptures.
Barbara Hepworth moved to St Ives in Cornwall with her husband Ben Nicholson in 1939. There, she became a leading light in the town's famous artistic community during its post-war period of international prominence. Following her death in 1975, her studio was transformed into the Barbara Hepworth Museum. In 1980, this became part of the Tate St Ives, where it remains the centre for an unrivalled collection of her work.
'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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