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Read more about the article Romancing the Stone – The Golden Ages of British Sculpture episode 1
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Romancing the Stone – The Golden Ages of British Sculpture episode 1

Alastair Sooke reveals the astonishing range of our medieval sculpture, from the imposing masterpieces of our Gothic cathedrals to the playful misericords underneath church stalls.     The Golden Ages of British Sculpture episode 1 - Masons of God   He shows how sculpture casts a new light on medieval Britain, a far more sophisticated, fun-loving and maverick place than we in the modern world commonly believe. But despite the technical and emotional power of these works, the notion of…

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Read more about the article Oceans Apart: Art and the Pacific episode 1 – Australia
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Oceans Apart: Art and the Pacific episode 1 – Australia

James Fox tells the story of Australia's indigenous culture, the oldest continuous culture anywhere in the world, and the disaster of its contact with the West. He traces how Aboriginal peoples were almost destroyed by the impact of European colonization, but held on to their art to survive, to flourish and ultimately, to share their culture with the world.      James Fox begins by exploring the ancient rock art of Arnhem Land, Northern Australia, depicting fish and animals…

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Masterpieces of Sculpture

Masterpieces of Sculpture- this award-winning series reveals the full and fascinating stories behind famous works of art, not just how they were created, but also how they influenced others and came to have a life of their own in the modern world. Whereas other volumes in the series hone in on famous tableaux, this particular volume focuses on famous sculptures.   Masterpieces of Sculpture - Michelangelo's David      This episode reveals the techniques Michelangelo used to re-create the…

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Modern Art – A Complete Guide

Modern Art - A Complete Guide is a film using rare and unique footage of artists working in their studios and commenting on their work, including Chagall, Moore, Dali, De Kooning, Matisse, Picasso, Giacometti, Duchamp and Pollock.      An unprecedented film by Academy Award winner Herbert Kline detailing the revolution in art instigated by Cezanne that became MODERN ART. Features rare and unique footage of great modern artists in their studios creating and explaining their work with narration…

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Read more about the article Hieronymus Bosch – The Devil with Angel’s Wings
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Hieronymus Bosch – The Devil with Angel’s Wings

An artist with an exuberant imagination, a painter of the most extraordinay gardens and terrifying hells, a respected public figures of 's-Hertogenbosch, and a man of faith - Hieronymus Bosch is certainly the most fascinating and mysterious artist of the Renaissance.      This film sheds light on this forerunner of Surrealism and on his approach. The paintings are brought to life, to help us decipher the symbols and place them in the context of the time, based on…

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