Impressionism



Renoir - Revered and Reviled

Renoir – Revered and Reviled

Renoir – Revered and Reviled: Pierre-Auguste Renoir is known and loved for his impressionist paintings of Paris. These paintings count among the world’s favourites. Renoir, however, grew tired of this style and changed course.     This stunning film – based on the remarkable collection of 181 Renoirs at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia – examines the direction he then

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Vincent Van Gogh

Impressionists episode 7 – Vincent van Gogh

In many ways Vincent Van Gogh has become the most celebrated, and certainly most mythologized artist in history, as the misunderstood genius who died unknown and unloved and sold only one painting in his lifetime.     Impressionists and their circle have become the international superstars of Western painting. But whilst their popularity is greater than ever, it is easy

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Paul Gauguin

Impressionists episode 8 – Paul Gauguin

Through some of his most famous paintings we explore Paul Gauguin’s extraordinary life as well as his attempt to escape civilization. Impressionists episode 6 looks at the painter Paul Gauguin, whose life was as colorful and varied as his painting.     Impressionists and their circle have become the international superstars of Western painting. But whilst their popularity is greater

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Paul Cézanne

Impressionists episode 6 – Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne has been called the artist’s artist as his work was bought by most of the great artists of his time, as well as Picasso who described Cézanne as ‘his only master’.     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

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Edgar Degas

Impressionists episode 5 – Edgar Degas

By looking at his artistic development Impressionists episode 5 shows that although Edgar Degas was a central figure amongst the Impressionists, he differed stylistically from the other members of the group, refusing for instance to paint outdoors.     Impressionists and their circle have become the international superstars of Western painting. But whilst their popularity is greater than ever, it

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Impressionists episode 4 – Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

This program explores the life and works of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who is most famous for his depiction of the darker side of Parisian life at the turn of the century from concert halls and cabarets to brothels.     Impressionists and their circle have become the international superstars of Western painting. But whilst their popularity is greater than ever,

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Impressionists episode 3 – Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a key member of the Impressionists who loved to paint out of doors, famous in particular for his depiction of the joyful side of Parisian life. Later in his life, Renoir broke away from the Impressionist movement and adopted a classical style.     Impressionists and their circle have become the international superstars of Western painting. But

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Impressionists episode 2

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

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Stealing Van Gogh

Stealing Van Gogh

Stealing Van Gogh: Andrew Graham-Dixon confronts the worlds of high art and seriously organised crime to uncover the true story behind the greatest art heist of the 21st century. In December 2002, two priceless and historically important paintings were stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, in a brutal and audacious robbery by experienced, professional thieves.     But

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John Russell

Australia’s Lost Impressionist

Australia’s Lost Impressionist: a new beautifully crafted documentary film reveals the close relationships and influence enjoyed by Australia’s lost impressionist, John Russell, within the French avant-garde in the late 1880s.     Artist, John Peter Russell (1858-1930), was considered locally at home in his day as being handsome, independently wealthy through an inheritance, as well as decidedly debonair. He joined

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Modern Art

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

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