Viewing of an open-air exhibition of sculpture held at Battersea Park, London.
Battersea Park, London.
C/U of a large, egg-shaped sculpture entitled 'Large Object' by Hubert Dalwood; this is part of an open-air sculpture exhibition in the park. M/S of a man and woman looking at another sculpture, the 'Glenkiln Cross' by sculptor Henry Moore; C/U tilt down of this 11ft high sculpture; it has a large bone-like top merging into an irregular column.
Nice M/S in the park; some people sit on a grassy bank and look at the sculptures in view, others walk about; pan right to show some young people sitting on the grass before a sculpture and sketching. M/S of these two girls and one young man. M/S and C/U of 'Diogenist', worked in Hopton Wood stone by Mark Batten, President of The Royal Society of British Sculpture; it shows an ancient Greek-style man drinking from a bowl. M/S of the park; to the right can be seen a sculpture by Karel Vogel called 'Boy'.
M/S and C/U of a multi-pod shaped bronze sculpture called 'Shepherd of the Clouds' by French sculptor Jean Arp. M/S and C/U tilt up of another bronze, 'Signal' by Andre Bloc'; it looks like numerous rectangular shapes moulded together like sticklebricks.
L/S of people looking at 'Mother and Child' and 'Ecce Homo', both by Sir Jacob Epstein. M/S and C/U of 'Ecce Homo' ('Behold the Man'); a rather dour looking, square-ish man in white stone from 1935. Commentator informs us this recently caused a sensation when it was offered to Selby Abbey and turned down. M/S of a woman looking at a sculpture carved in mulberry wood by R B Claughton called 'Queen Matilda'. C/U of the woman looking and of the head of the figure, wearing a crown.
Note: No print for this issue. There are several news articles on file and a leaflet about the exhibition. Unfortunately, we do not get to see 'Baigneurs' by Picasso from this exhibition.