Possibly the largest angel in the world, the Angel of the North commemorates the miners who worked in the area, but also reflects the spiritual aspects of Antony Gormley's personality and his fascination with the human body. Accredited Lecturer Frank Woodgate explains Gormley's vision
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Thank you Frank for an informative talk about Antony Gormley's vision for his work. Using Google I found images for the works you mentioned as well as for his many other art projects.
Enjoyed the talk but why not more visuals to illustrate the work he was talking about? What a wasted opportunity. Headshots are not in themselves interesting
I've always admired Gormley's work along with his thinking and his ideals as an artist.
Angel of the North evokes for me the same awe as any great piece of architecture, art, seascspe or landscape- go and stand beside it if you can, you'll love it!
Underwhelmed by Gormley's work but interesting to hear of his spirituaity
Not sure of connection to Christmas here so much unless the fact of it being an angel
Have enjoyed hearing the variety of festive themes and elements across all the days. Thanks
I can fully appreciate the reasoning behind designing and erecting a monument to the miners and involving local businesses in the construction of said monument. However, on a personal level I don’t like the Angel - it’s too stark and looks top heavy for my tastes. Having said all that, everyone has their own tastes. Thank you for an interesting talk.
Thank you for this reminder of the work of this great artist. I have heard him speak at a talk and find him inspirational so I hope today`s talk will get more people to know his work. I too would have liked more images today and mention of some of the many other works, such as the ones on the beach near Liverpool and the statue in the sea off the Turner Gallery.
Thank you Arts Soc for this wonderful project which has brightened December for me.( and no doubt many others).
Thank you for a very informative talk - fascinating.
A very iconic start to the day! Thank you!
Thank you Frank for the informative talk on the Angel of the North.
If you want to find out more about Antony Gormley, look in the Arts section on iPlayer, a programme about how art began.