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Art of America episode 3

In Art of America episode 3 - the final part of his United States odyssey, Andrew Graham-Dixon feels the pulse of contemporary America. Beginning in Levittown - the first mass-produced suburb - Andrew uncovers the dark side of post-war consumerism and the role artists have played in challenging the status quo.     Andrew Graham-Dixon embarks on his most ambitious journey yet, an exploration of the rich, exciting and diverse art history of the United States of America.   Art…

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Art of America episode 2

In Art of America episode 2, the second part of his fascinating journey exploring American art, Andrew Graham-Dixon gets under the skin of the modern American metropolis. Starting his journey at the foot of the Statue of Liberty, which he describes as a pioneering early skyscraper, Andrew discovers how the ambitions of visionary artists and architects helped America remove itself from the shadow of Europe and become the most advanced civilisation on earth.     Art of America episode 2…

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Art of America episode 1

In Art of America episode 1 of a series exploring the history of American art, Andrew Graham-Dixon embarks on an epic journey from east to west, following in the footsteps of the pioneers who built the foundations of modern America.     Art of America episode 1 During his journey, he travels to Massachusetts to see the earliest portraits in America depicting the Puritan settlers and visits Pennsylvania to uncover the dark truth behind Benjamin West's most famous painting, the…

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Vincent van Gogh – The Full Story

Over three programmes, art critic Waldemar Januszczak presents a landmark story of the life of Vincent van Gogh. He follows the turbulent road the artist took, physically and mentally, revealing the truth behind iconic works such as Sunflowers, his enduring relationship with his brother Theo, and his suicide.   Vincent van Gogh - Part One     Now one of the world's favourite artists, with curiosity about his life at an all time high, the story of van Gogh starts…

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The Pre-Raphaelites
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The Pre-Raphaelites

Series examining the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, who brought notoriety to British art in the 19th century, bursting into the spotlight in 1848 and shocking their peers with a new kind of radical art.     Pre-Raphaelites part 1 The opening programme explores the origins of the Brotherhood and their initial achievements, and looks at some of their key early works, the hostile criticism they faced and the centuries of academic dogma their paintings overturned.     Pre-Raphaelites part 2 This second…

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