British Sculptors | Artists in stone, metal and wood In association with
CHANNEL | BBC Television Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 30 April 1951
DURATION | 26 minutes 21 seconds
This documentary introduces us to Henry Moore and gently explains the ethos of modern abstract sculpture. Through innovative filming techniques and a specially commissioned soundtrack, producer John Read creates an intimate and atmospheric programme. It ends with a comprehensive sequence following the processes involved as Moore creates the 'Reclining Figure' sculpture commissioned for the Festival of Britain, which viewers see develop from sketch to model to final bronze piece.
This programme also features in the BBC Archive collection Henry Moore at the BBC.
'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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