British Sculptors | Artists in stone, metal and wood In association with
CHANNEL | BBC 2
FIRST BROADCAST | 21 October 1991
DURATION | 15 minutes 56 seconds
'The Late Show' appraises the ground-breaking work of Anthony Caro to coincide with a series of his exhibitions. Various artists and art critics share their views, discussing the impact of Caro's career on the world of sculpture and the effect of his break with former mentor Henry Moore on his later work. Now, years on, the sculptor may also be the catalyst for further changes in the art world.
Anthony Caro studied engineering at Cambridge to appease his family, who disapproved of a career in art. However, after serving in the Fleet Air Arm during World War II, he enrolled at art school and subsequently worked as an assistant to the sculptor Henry Moore in the 1950s. Caro was knighted in 1987 and received the Order of Merit in 2000.
'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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