Segments in this Video

Retrospective Show (06:37)


Antony Caro installs his work at the Tate Museum and describes his evolution as an artist through learning from Henry Moore. Pieces include "The Window," "Seated Man, with Corrections by Henry Moore," and "Figure (Thinker)."

Traveling to America (02:14)

Europeans are hooked into history. Caro describes how he learned how to weld to improve his art and interest in cubism. The artist wants to ensure there is plenty of space in the retrospective show.

Color and Form (04:01)

The spectator must walk around "Early One Morning" in order to appreciate it. Caro must paint his steel sculptures so they do not rust; the artist discusses how he chooses the color.

"Table Piece" Series (02:12)

Caro discusses why he started creating smaller artworks that went on a table. Right angles of a table inspire "Dejeuner sur l'herbe II." There is no reason the containing geometric shape should not be incorporated into the sculpture.

Public Art (02:28)

The National Gallery of Art in Washington commissions the "Ledge Piece." Caro discusses how an opening in Boston inspired the artwork. A crane operator suggests a seminal change for "Toronto Flats."

Caro's Studio (04:18)

Caro describes how he used to work out of a one-car garage and did not have assistants. Art is a conversation between the materials, ideas, and the sculptor's character.

Later Work (05:49)

In "Promenade" Caro creates little spots for children to play and sit. If a sculpture is too big it does not have a relationship to the spectators. The artist does not like working on commissions or having deadlines.

Credits: Anthony Caro (00:32)

Credits: Anthony Caro

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In the early 1960s, Anthony Caro led a revolution in sculpture in Britain. His abstract steel constructions, often painted in bold colors, forged a new and internationally influential sculptural language. In the years since his fertile and diverse practice has consistently challenged and extended what sculpture is, and what it might be. At the age of 80, Anthony Caro remains intensely active, working each day in his studio and overseeing every detail of an extensive retrospective at Tate. Preparations for the show are featured in this profile, along with many of his major works, filmed in Britain, Germany and the United States. In interview Anthony Caro speaks about the development of his art from the bronze figures of the 1950s through the many variations of his work with metals, his hybrids of sculpture and architecture, and his recent large-scale, multi-part responses to Old Master painting and the worlds of myth and Christianity. The film is a portrait of an artist of great distinction whose inventiveness and creative vigor are undiminished.

Length: 29 minutes

Item#: BVL194749

ISBN: 978-1-64867-392-4

Copyright date: ©2005

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