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NOVA: The Film

NOVA: The Film

NOVA: The Film is a documentary film directed by Isaac Niemand and the byproduct of a collaboration between ROJO and BossaNovaFilms. The film brings together several insights from the participants from Nova Contemporary Culture which took place in the...

8.68

Ai Weiwei: Without Fear or Favour

Ai Weiwei: Without Fear or Favour

Arts documentary, first broadcast before Ai Weiwei's arrest by the Chinese authorities in April 2011, and his subsequent release after being detained for 11 weeks. Architect, photographer, curator and blogger, Ai Weiwei is China's most famous and politically outspoken...

8.45

Modern Masters

Modern Masters

Modern Masters is a four-part television series detailing the life and work of four giants of 20th century art: Henri Matisse; Pablo Picasso; Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol. During the course of the series, presenter and journalist, Alastair Sooke,...

8.20

The Art of Russia

The Art of Russia

Series in which art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon tells the incredible story of Russian art - its mystery and magnificence - and until now a story untold on British television. He explores the origins of the Russian icon from its...

8.00

Goya: Crazy Like a Genius

Goya: Crazy Like a Genius

Documentary in which art critic Robert Hughes travels across Spain in search of the reality beyond the mythology of Spanish painter Francisco Goya. Goya has long been Hughes' favorite artist but has become a particular obsession since a near-fatal...

6.69

The Genius of Design

The Genius of Design

Documentary series exploring the history of design. The first episode of this new series tells the fascinating story of the birth of industrial design. Alongside the celebrated names, from Wedgwood to William Morris, it also explores the work of...

8.04

This Is Modern Art

This Is Modern Art

This Is Modern Art was a series written and presented by the English art critic Matthew Collings. The series won several awards including a BAFTA. It became popular both because of its sometimes jokey and sometimes thoughtful explanations of...

7.19

Why Beauty Matters

Why Beauty Matters

Philosopher Roger Scruton presents a provocative essay on the importance of beauty in the arts and in our lives. In the 20th century, Scruton argues, art, architecture and music turned their backs on beauty, making a cult of ugliness...

8.33

American Visions

American Visions

American Visions, an eight-part series on American art written and narrated by Time magazine art critic Robert Hughes, is both an account of American life and a tribute to American art that will likely propel thousands of the not-yet-converted into museums and...

7.56

The Mona Lisa Curse

The Mona Lisa Curse

The Mona Lisa Curse is a Grierson award-winning polemic documentary by art critic Robert Hughes that examines how the world's most famous painting came to influence the art world. With his trademark style, Hughes explores how museums, the production of art and the way...

8.22

The Beauty of Maps

The Beauty of Maps

Documentary series looking at maps in incredible detail to highlight their artistic attributions and reveal the stories that they tell. The Beauty of Maps (Seeing the Art in Cartography) is yet another example of a BBC television series which focuses on matters...

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