Read more about the article Tales of Winter – The Art of Snow and Ice
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Tales of Winter – The Art of Snow and Ice

Tales of Winter - The Art of Snow and Ice: Winter was not always beautiful. Until Pieter Bruegel painted Hunters in the Snow, the long bitter months had never been transformed into a thing of beauty. This documentary charts how mankind's ever changing struggle with winter has been reflected in western art throughout the ages, resulting in images that are now amongst the greatest paintings of all time.     With contributions from Grayson Perry, Will Self, Don McCullin and…

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Read more about the article A Very British Renaissance episode 3
A Very British Renaissance episode 3
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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 in Britain as it was in Italy and Europe. He tells the story of the painters, poets, playwrights, composers, inventors,…

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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 and Europe. He tells the story of the painters, sculptors, poets, playwrights, composers, inventors, craftsmen and scientists who revolutionised the…

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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 Britain had its own Renaissance - one that easily measures up to the explosion of art and ideas that happened…

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Read more about the article Sheila Hancock Brushes Up – The Art of Watercolours
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Sheila Hancock Brushes Up – The Art of Watercolours

Sheila Hancock Brushes Up - The Art of Watercolours: Watercolours have always been the poor relation of oil painting. And yet the immediacy and freedom of painting in watercolours have made them the art of adventure and action - even war. It has been an art form the British have pioneered, at first celebrating the greatest landscapes of Europe and then recording the exotic beauty of the British Empire.     Sheila Hancock, an ardent fan of watercolours since her…

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