Read more about the article The Lost Genius of British Art – William Dobson
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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 most turbulent and significant epochs of British history - the English Civil War. As official court painter to Charles I,…

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Read more about the article Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA episode 3
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Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA episode 3

Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA episode 3: This episode looks at America's most controversial cultural territory - the interstitial America of small towns and trailer parks.     As his road trip takes him from Iowa to Tennessee, Waldemar Januszczak discovers how this much maligned territory had an immensely beneficial impact on American art. From the small town brilliance of Grant Wood, to the small town alienation of Edward Hopper, to the spooky Dust Bowl…

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Read more about the article Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA episode 2
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Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA episode 2

Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA episode 2: This episode is set in the American metropolis - the soaring new cities of the East Coast with their futuristic skylines and lofty skyscrapers.     But instead of looking up at the futuristic towers, Waldemar Januszczak explores the squalid boxing rings painted by George Bellows, Reginald Mash's decadent awaydays on Coney Island and the crazy escape into theosophy and abstraction mounted by Thomas Wilfred. The film culminates…

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