The finale to the BBC’s arts documentary series sees Simon Schama examining the role art has preserving civilisation today.
In his second episode David Olusoga looks at the conflict that came about when western civilisation tried to impose its … [ Read More ]
Great Art Walks returns for a second series, beginning with a look at the art of Stanley Spencer.
In the latest episode of the arts documentary, Simon Schama looks at the subjects of light and colour.
David Olusoga is the presenter this time around as he looks at art that has been produced when different civilisations … [ Read More ]
Despite the title, this episode didn’t feel like a triumph. It felt the most lacklustre of the series so far.
While Pablo Picasso’s most famous works came in the 1930s, this documentary looks at his much later work in the … [ Read More ]
Mary Beard returns with her second episode in the series, looking at the controversial subject of religion in art.
Simon Schama returns to present the third episode in the series, as he takes a look at landscape art.
The second episode in the series sees classicist Mary Beard looking at how art depicts people.
Simon Schama describes humans as the “art-making animal”.
Following from the BBC’s coverage of the Royal Collection, the final programme in the season looks at the return of … [ Read More ]
The artist Stanley Spencer had a somewhat complicated love life.
Andrew Graham-Dixon seems to be doing a fair few documentaries at the moment.
Andrew Graham-Dixon tells the story of the Royal Collection’s remarkable resurrection, following its fortunes from Charles II through to the … [ Read More ]
This documentary series looks at the history of 20th century art.
Art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon presents this four-part look at one of Britain’s most prestigious art collections: the Royal Collection, owned … [ Read More ]
Rachel Whiteread is most famous for being the first woman to win the Turner Prize, back in 1993.
Hull has been celebrating its status as City of Culture this year, and this programme looks into its trade in … [ Read More ]
Historian Bettany Hughes looks into the history of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.
Jean-Michel Basquiat was an artist born in Brooklyn who died in 1988, but whose artworks now sell for millions.
Magnum is a photo agency which is chiefly famous for capturing some of the most famous people in the world … [ Read More ]
This documentary follows a group of artists making the first ever Diaspora Pavillion at the Venice Biennale, one of the … [ Read More ]
Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the greatest architects who ever lived, creating some of America’s most famous buildings.