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The Art of Eric Gill.

Publication:
South Melbourne, Vic, Australia: Contemporary Arts Media (distributor), 2005.
Footscray, Victoria, Australia : Contemporary Arts Media
Format/Description:
Video
1 online resource (50 mins)
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Local subjects:
Gill, Eric, 1882-1940. (search)
Visual Arts, Contemporary Arts. (search)
British Art. (search)
Eric Gill. (search)
Sculptors. (search)
Sculpture, 20th century sculpture. (search)
Modern Art. (search)
Art / Fine / Applied -- Modern Art 1870-1970. (search)
Art / Fine / Applied -- Sculpture. (search)
Form/Genre:
Educational Films.
Language:
English
System Details:
PAL
video file MP4
Summary:
Eric Gill was one of the twentieth century's most admired sculptors. He was also a letter-cutter, typographic designer (of Gill Sans, among other typefaces), calligrapher, architect, writer and teacher. His best-known works include the Stations of the Cross in Westminster Cathedral, carved between 1913 and 1918, and his 1931 Prospero and Ariel for the BBC's Broadcasting House in central London. Gill lived an extraordinary and unconventional life, converting to Catholicism and creating austere monastic communities in Ditchling, Surrey and at Capel y Ffin in the Black Mountains in Wales. Yet for all the profound religious commitment in much of his art, his sculptures and drawings are often also untamed celebrations of sexuality and the female body. He died in 1940. The Art of Eric Gill presents many of Gill's most important works, and has a soundtrack drawn entirely from Gill's compendious and controversial writings. 50 mins.
Participant:
spoken by Neville Jason.
Credits:
Eric Gill's words spoken by Neville Jason.
Contributor:
Illuminations.
Bridgeman Art Library.
Publisher Number:
1619 Contemporary Arts Media
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.