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Henry Moore Meets Leonardo

Henry Moore confronts the anatomical drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci & talks about them in relation to his own life-long study of the human body. Also George Melly takes a day trip which includes a show of Dada & Surrealism at Hayward Gallery.

Release date:

35 minutes

Last on

Sun 22 Jan 1978 14:30
BBC Two except East, South East, Yorkshire

Did You Know?

Leonardo da Vinci believed the workings of the human body to be an analogy for the workings of the universe. He wrote 'Man has been called by the ancients a lesser world, and indeed the name is well applied; because, as man is composed of earth, water, air, and fire, this body of the earth is similar.' He compared the human skeleton to rocks ('supports of the earth') and the expansion of the lungs while breathing to the ebb and flow of the oceans.


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