The art of Henry Moore

Wyver, J. 2005. The art of Henry Moore. Illuminations and Artsworld.

TitleThe art of Henry Moore
CreatorsWyver, J.
Description

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.

Date12 Jun 2005
Media typeVideo
Publication dates
Published12 Jun 2005
Output mediaFilm

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