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Nature and Us - A History through Art episode 3

Nature and Us – A History through Art episode 3

Nature and Us – A History through Art episode 3: In the concluding episode of the series, James explores how the art of the last hundred years reflects how we swapped nature for progress in the first half of the 20th century before rediscovering its beauty in the decades following the Second World War, and how today’s artists are re-imagining […]

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Nature and Us - A History through Art episode 2

Nature and Us – A History through Art episode 2

Nature and Us – A History through Art episode 2: James Fox uses art to explore how humans began to try to understand nature for the very first time. From the Song dynasty in China and the Islamic world, through to the Scientific Revolution and the advent of the industrial era, James shows the very different ways in which humans

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Nature and Us - A History through Art episode 1

Nature and Us – A History through Art episode 1

Nature and Us – A History through Art episode 1: In this ambitous series, art historian James Fox tells the story of our ever-changing relationship with nature through the lens of some of the world’s most extraordinary artwork.     In this first episode, art historian James Fox explores the art of the ancient world to reveal the story of

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A Very British Renaissance episode 3

A Very British Renaissance episode 3

A Very British Renaissance episode 3: In the final episode, he explores how the tension between two cultures – one courtly, classical and European, the other home-grown, innovative and vital – helped bring the country to civil war.     Art historian Dr James Fox continues his exploration of a Renaissance that he believes was as rich and as significant

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A Very British Renaissance episode 2

A Very British Renaissance episode 2

A Very British Renaissance episode 2: In this episode, he explores the Elizabethans’ love of secrecy, codes and complexity, and the cultural revolution sparked by an age of discovery and exploration.     Art historian Dr James Fox continues his exploration of a Renaissance that he believes was as rich and as significant in Britain as it was in Italy

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A Very British Renaissance episode 1

A Very British Renaissance episode 1

A Very British Renaissance episode 1: Documentary series. Dr James Fox traces the story of how the arrival of a few foreign artists in the 16th century sparked a cultural revolution in Britain.     We think of the Renaissance as something that happened only in Italy, or in continental Europe. Art historian Dr James Fox believes otherwise – that

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