Read more about the article The Allure of Art Nouveau episode 3 – Vienna
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The Allure of Art Nouveau episode 3 – Vienna

The Allure of Art Nouveau episode 3 - Vienna: Stephen Smith explores how Vienna's artists rebelled against the establishment in the late 19th century and brought their own highly sexed version of art nouveau to the city.     In a story that combines scandal and revolution, cultural correspondent Stephen Smith explores how Vienna's artists rebelled against the establishment in the late 19th century and brought their own highly sexed version of art nouveau to the banks of the Danube.…

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Read more about the article The Allure of Art Nouveau episode 2 – British Cities
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The Allure of Art Nouveau episode 2 – British Cities

The Allure of Art Nouveau episode 2 - British Cities: Britain's art nouveau heritage is excavated as cultural correspondent Stephen Smith unearths the bright. Stephen Smith explores Britain's art nouveau heritage, from the controversial life of Aubrey Beardsley to the work of Mary Watts and the influence of Arthur Liberty.     On a mission to uncover lesser-known stars of Britain's version of this continental fin-de-siecle style, he explores the stunning work of Mary Watts and the massive influence of…

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Read more about the article The Allure of Art Nouveau episode 1 – Paris
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The Allure of Art Nouveau episode 1 – Paris

The Allure of Art Nouveau episode 1 - Paris: The delicious objects of Parisian Art Nouveau are explored by cultural correspondent Stephen Smith. Stephen Smith explores the objects of Parisian Art Nouveau and learns how some of the 19th century's most glamorous, controversial figures inspired an extraordinary movement.     Uncovering how the luscious decorative style first erupted into the cityscape, Stephen delves into the city's bohemian past to learn how some of the 19th century's most glamorous and controversial…

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Read more about the article Metalworks episode 2 – The Knight’s Tale
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Metalworks episode 2 – The Knight’s Tale

Metalworks episode 2 - The Knight's Tale: Art historian and curator Tobias Capwell celebrates the great age of armour. Referencing the unstoppable rise of the Royal Almain Armoury at Greenwich, he tells the forgotten story of how Henry VIII fused German high technology with Renaissance artistry in the pursuit of one aim - to become the very image of the perfect knight. Using the talents of foreign craftsmen and his court artist Hans Holbein, Henry transformed himself into a living…

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Read more about the article Mary Beard’s Forbidden Art episode 2
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Mary Beard’s Forbidden Art episode 2

Mary Beard's Forbidden Art episode 2: Mary unpacks the complex subject of art and ideology, considering a range of very different works that have challenged the political and social status quo, expressing opinions and attitudes that many have wanted to silence - and even erase.     She examines artwork ranging from the etchings of Otto Dix, banned by the Nazis, to the paintings of artist and gay activist Derek Jarman and the now famous (or infamous) statue of Edmund…

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