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Art of France
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The Art of France – documentary

In Art of France, Andrew Graham Dixon takes viewers on a stunning visual journey through French art history in this 3 part documentary. Part 1 - Plus Ca Change     Art historian and critic Andrew Graham-Dixon opens this series with the dramatic story of French art, a story of the most powerful kings ever to rule in Europe with their glittering palaces and astounding art to go in them. He also reveals how art emerged from a struggle between tradition and…

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Great Artists episode 7 – Jacques-Louis David

Jacques-Louis David Jacques-Louis David was a revolutionary artist in every sense. He was also fully committed supporter of the French Revolution and Napoleon using his art as a powerful instrument of political propaganda.     As the originator of a hard-edged form of neo-classicism, he gave contemporary life something of the grandeur of ancient Rome or Greece. But his involvement in politics at one point almost cost him his life, and in the end forced him into exile. Works featured…

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