British Sculptors | Artists in stone, metal and wood In association with
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 27 March 2000
DURATION | 49 minutes 33 seconds
In this profile of the renowned sculptor, Antony Gormley explains the processes through which he creates his art. He also explores the emotions and impulses behind his desire to use his own body as the starting point for his work. Family, friends and fellow artists provide insights into Gormley's personality and ask how his sculptures will be perceived in years to come.
Antony Gormley's statue 'Angel of the North' has become a popular symbol of the North East of England. The giant figure, which was completed in February 1998, was made in a Hartlepool steelworks and was built to withstand winds of over 100mph.
'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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