Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Sculpture Diaries

I hate channel surfing, and I get aggravated when other people do it, but that's what I did on Monday night. I wanted to watch something intelligent on TV as I was unwinding before bed. My husband even commented that he was surprised that I was doing it, and so was I but I found a gem of a show, "The Sculpture Diaries," on the Smithsonian Channel.

Here's a blurb about it on their website: "Stressing the global primacy of sculpture, Januszczak travels to the most spectacular sculptural locations in the world - and visits some of the most revered contemporary sculptors, including Antony Gormley, Marc Quinn, James Turrell and the Chapman brothers. In three epic journeys, Januszczak uses sculpture to explore attitudes to sex, power and the cosmos, to demonstrate why sculpture has been, and will continue to be, at the heart of our cultural lives."

If you have cable TV, check it out! I loved every minute of it, and the fact that there were no commercials made it even better. Thanks Smithsonian!