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Impressionists episode 2 – Claude Monet

In Impressionists episode 2: explore the life and works of the great painter Claude Monet, who is often described as the founding figure of the Impressionist movement. Tim Marlow discusses how the Impressionist movement was formed and how its members shocked the establishment.     Impressionists and their circle have become the international superstars of Western painting. But whilst their popularity is greater than ever, it is easy to forget the revolutionary nature of the Impressionists' art. In this series,…

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Read more about the article Impressionists episode 1 – Édouard Manet
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Impressionists episode 1 – Édouard Manet

Impressionists episode 1 - Édouard Manet: impressionists and their circle have become the international superstars of Western painting. But whilst their popularity is greater than ever, it is easy to forget the revolutionary nature of the Impressionists' art. In this series, Tim Marlow takes us on a journey through the great art movement of the late nineteenth-century and explores some of the most beautiful paintings ever created.     Édouard Manet is often cited as the father of Impressionism, and…

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Read more about the article Great Artists episode 18 – Bruegel
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Great Artists episode 18 – Bruegel

Great Artists episode 18 – Bruegel: the life and work of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, generally considered the greatest Flemish painter of the 16th century, whose works remain among the most distinctive examples of Renaissance art, combining gritty humour with political comment.     Tim Marlow reveals how Bruegel was influenced by the period of immense social change in which he lived.   Great Artists   This major 26-part series takes a fresh look at the most important artworks of…

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Read more about the article Great Artists episode 17 – Titian Vecellio
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Great Artists episode 17 – Titian Vecellio

Titian Vecellio - Tim Marlow reveals how the Renaissance movement found a new centre in Venice and examines the life and work of Tiziano Vecellio, known to English-speakers as Titian, who pioneered the use of oils with a radical approach to light, colour and brush strokes.     His talent was recognised across Europe and he painted portraits of some of the 16th century's most powerful figures, including Pope Paul III and Charles V of Spain.   Great Artists episode…

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Great Artists episode 16 – Raphael

Raphael - Italian Renaissance painter Raffaello Santi, known better simply as Raphael, who was born in 1483 and achieved so much in his 37-year life that he was considered equal to Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.     He was highly regarded for his many studies of the Madonna and Child, and artists adopted his idealised forms as the model of beauty until the end of the 19th century.   Great Artists   This major 26-part series takes a fresh…

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