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Focus on Sculpture

Focus on Sculpture

Focus on Sculpture


BBC Four shines a light on one of the oldest and most treasured art forms - sculpture - in this series of programmes.

Programmes in the season


  1. Romancing the Stone: The Golden Ages of British Sculpture Romancing the Stone: The Golden Ages of British Sculpture

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    Series which reveals how sculpture communicates our most cherished beliefs and values.

  2. Mark Lawson Talks To Sir Anthony Caro Mark Lawson Talks To Sir Anthony Caro

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    Mark Lawson talks to the influential sculptor Sir Anthony Caro about his life and career.

  3. Fig Leaf: The Biggest Cover-Up in History Fig Leaf: The Biggest Cover-Up in History

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    The history of the humble fig leaf throughout 2,000 years of Western art and ethics.

  4. Force of Nature: The Sculpture of David Nash Force of Nature: The Sculpture of David Nash

    Film about the life and work of one of Britain's most influential living sculptors.

  5. Trafalgar Square: Carry On Plinthing Trafalgar Square: Carry On Plinthing

    Ben Lewis investigates the art competition to fill the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

  6. Angel of the Valleys Angel of the Valleys

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    Sebastien Boyesen has returned to Abertillery to create an iconic sculpture for Wales.

  7. Omnibus: Antony Gormley - The Iron Man Omnibus: Antony Gormley - The Iron Man

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    Antony Gormley
    The Naked Sculptor

    Profile of sculptor Antony Gormley as he prepares to unveil a work called Quantum Cloud.

  8. One Foot in the Past: Sculpture One Foot in the Past: Sculpture

    A look at British sculpture, with features on gargoyles, fountains and the work of Canova.

  9. How to Get a Head in Sculpture How to Get a Head in Sculpture

    A journey through the most enduring subject for world sculpture, the human head.

  10. Rosslyn Chapel: A Treasure in Stone Rosslyn Chapel: A Treasure in Stone

    A journey of discovery around Scotland's Rosslyn Chapel, as featured in the Da Vinci Code.

  11. Imagine: The Year of Anish Kapoor Imagine: The Year of Anish Kapoor

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    Alan Yentob meets Anish Kapoor, one of Britain's most accomplished and popular sculptors.

  12. Henry Moore: Carving a Reputation Henry Moore: Carving a Reputation

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    Profile of sculptor Henry Moore from his early life to his wartime experiences.

  13. Imagine: The Plinth, The Model, The Artist and His Sculpture Imagine: The Plinth, The Model, The Artist and His Sculpture

    Film about the sculpture of a naked, pregnant disabled woman in Trafalgar Square.


About the season

IN BRIEF


Focus on Sculpture - a season of programmes on BBC Four.

CHANNELS


BBC Four

British Sculptors: Archive collection


British Sculptors: Archive collection
The archive explores the work of Britain's most influential 20th-Century Sculptors.

More on the BBC


Romancing The Stone: The Golden Ages Of British SculptureRomancing The Stone: The Golden Ages Of British Sculpture
Blog: Presenter Alastair Sooke on making the programme.


Fig Leaf: The Biggest Cover-Up in HistoryFig Leaf: The Biggest Cover-Up in History
Blog: Presenter Stephen Smith on making the programme.


Angel of the Valleys sculptureAngel of the Valleys
Timelapse video of the construction of the new Six Bells Miners' Memorial by sculptor Sebastien Boyesen

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