The art of Henry Moore

Wyver, John (2005) The art of Henry Moore. [Video]

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60 minute film written, directed and produced by Wyver. The film aims to rediscover Moore’s works through a precise visual focus on a wide range of his art. Working with a format distinct from Illuminations' series theEYE, the film brings together images of Moore’s artwork from throughout his career with the words of the artist, newly recorded by an actor, which are the only spoken elements. These words are drawn from interviews with Moore and from his writings. This enables an immediate presentation of the artist’s ideas and, alongside rigorously shot images of the art, offers insights into his working methods and intentions. The film is intended for a broad general audience achieved by digital television screenings and gallery presentations as well as by DVD sales internationally. The film is the most comprehensive presentation of Moore's work on film. In early 2007 it was honoured as "Best Educational Film" at the Montreal International Festival of Films on Art. The success of its format led to the production, by Wyver, of further such films, including The Art of Eric Gill and The Art of Francis Bacon. The film concentrates on Moore’s art and largely eschews the biographical approach adopted by all other films about the artist. The use throughout of Moore’s words achieves a personal and “subjective” presentation of the artist’s ideas. The editorial content was reviewed and approved by the Henry Moore Foundation and the film was produced to full broadcast specifications. All of the more than 400 sculptures and drawings featured in the film were filmed throughout Europe and the USA by the researcher (working with cameraperson Ian Serfontein) from the original artworks. It was important for the film that no transparencies were used and that new images were created to present the works in as direct a manner as is feasible.

Item Type: Video
Subjects: University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 07 May 2008 13:55
Last Modified: 13 May 2008 10:53

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