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Tales of Winter - The Art of Snow and Ice

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 […]

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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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Sheila Hancock Brushes Up - The Art of Watercolours

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

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Matisse - From MoMA And Tate Modern

Matisse – From MoMA And Tate Modern

Matisse – From MoMA And Tate Modern: behind-the-scenes documentary about this acclaimed exhibition with contributions from people who knew Matisse and experts such as curators, historians and Tate director Nicholas Serota and MoMA director Glenn D. Lowry.     Plus there are breathtaking, specially commissioned performances by Royal Ballet principal dancer Zenaida Yanowsky and jazz musician Courtney Pine. Acclaimed British

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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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The Lost Genius of British Art - William Dobson

The Lost Genius of British Art – William Dobson

The Lost Genius of British Art – William Dobson: In this documentary, Januszczak argues that the little known 17th-century portrait painter William Dobson was the first English painter of genius. Has one of Britain’s greatest artists been unfairly forgotten? Waldemar Januszczak thinks so.     Alternative video sever     Dobson’s life and times are embedded in one of the

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The Joy of Painting episode 8 - Triple View

The Joy of Painting episode 8 – Triple View

The Joy of Painting episode 8 – Triple View: In this programme, Bob Ross shows his viewers how to prepare their canvasses, guiding them step by step, as he paints a mountain view through a window, complete with cosy cabin and meadow.     American painter Bob Ross offers soothing words of encouragement to viewers and painting hobbyists in an

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The Joy of Painting episode 7 - Golden Sunset

The Joy of Painting episode 7 – Ocean Sunset

The Joy of Painting episode 7 – Ocean Sunset: In this 30-minute challenge, Bob Ross captures the beauty of the beach, as the sun goes down, in a seascape painted in gold, purple and orange.     American painter Bob Ross offers soothing words of encouragement to viewers and painting hobbyists in an enormously popular series that has captivated audiences

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The Joy of Painting episode 5 - Ocean Breeze

The Joy of Painting episode 5 – Ocean Breeze

The Joy of Painting episode 5 – Ocean Breeze: In this programme, Bob Ross paints an awesome cloudy sky set against a turbulent sea of crashing waves.     American painter Bob Ross offers soothing words of encouragement to viewers and painting hobbyists in an enormously popular series that has captivated audiences worldwide since 1982. Ross is a cult figure,

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The Joy of Painting episode 4 - Towering Peaks

The Joy of Painting episode 4 – Towering Peaks

The Joy of Painting episode 4 – Towering Peaks: See American painter Bob Ross create in real time one of his best-known works – the majestic, snow-covered mountain, complete with rolling foothills, leafy trees, bushes and a serene lake.     American painter Bob Ross offers soothing words of encouragement to viewers and painting hobbyists in an enormously popular series

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