The fusion of modern aesthetics with Basque tradition in monumental works is what has made Chillida a legendary sculptor all over the world.
Using wood stone and iron, he created forms based on his surroundings, thus exposing their sculptural essence. Chillida even inspired Martin Heidegger to write “Art and Space” published in 1969 and accompanied by seven of the sculptor’s litho prints.
This film shows Eduardo Chillida at work, taking its viewers to towns like San Sebastian and Hernani. Alongside his major works, it also depicts the fascinating artist himself as he candidly philosophises on space, limits and materials.
The series Art Lives, from Arthaus Musik, is a series of arresting documentaries about artists and art movements released for the first time on DVD in the English language.