Category: Art

Video documentaries about all art forms

Art of France

Art of France

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 ...

Great Art Johannes Vermeer - Girl with a Pearl Earring

Great Art: Vermeer

Girl with a Pearl Earring' by Johannes Vermeer is one of the most enduring paintings in the history of art, but despite its popularity, the painting itself is surrounded by mystery. Who was this girl, why and how was it painted, and why is it so revered? This film takes us on a journey through ...


Great Art: Rembrandt

Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated, but a once-in-a-lifetime show at London's National Gallery and Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum that took 15 years to prepare was remarkable. With exclusive and privileged access to both galleries, this film documents this landmark exhibition while interweaving Rembrandt's life story with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world-famous institutions. To many Rembrandt is ...

Michelangelo - The Pieta

Great Art: Michelangelo – Love and Death

The spectacular sculptures and paintings of Michelangelo seem so familiar to us, but what do we really know about this Renaissance genius, and who was this ambitious and passionate man? A virtuoso craftsman, Michelangelo's artistry is evident in everything that he touched. Spanning his 89 years, this episode takes a cinematic journey from the print ...

The Impressionists

Great Art : The Impressionists and the Man who Made them

The Impressionists and the Man who Made them: Monet, Cezanne, Degas and Renoir are some of the world's most popular artists. Their works, and that of their contemporaries, fetch tens of millions of dollars around the globe. Who were they and how exactly did they paint? To help answer these questions, this film focuses on ...

Canaletto –The Grand Canal

Great Art : Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Great Art is introduced by curator and broadcaster Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of The Royal Academy of Arts, and features a host of eminent art experts, providing the perfect guides to history's artistic greats. The series is adapted (edited) from full-length films originally released in cinemas under Exhibition on Screen and broadcast on Sky Arts. ...

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci: The Restoration of the Century

The restoration of Leonardo da Vinci final masterpiece, 'The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne' was completed and exhibited in the Louvre in March 2012. Viewers and critics were astounded by its new life and luminosity, allowing details to be seen again for the first time in 500 years. Nevertheless, the pain-staking restoration process caused ...

Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Genius of Turner

A film that looks at the genius of JMW Turner in a new light. There is more to Turner than his sublime landscapes - he also painted machines, science, technology and industry. Turner's life spans the Industrial Revolution, he witnessed it as it unfolded, and he painted it. In the process he created a whole ...

Studio pottery

Ceramics A Fragile History – The Art of the Potter ep.3

Towards the end of the 19th century, a group of craftsmen decided to break the monopoly of the great ceramic factories.

ceramics a fragile history

Ceramics A Fragile History – The Age of Wedgwood ep.2

Second film charts the rags to riches-to-rags epic of Stoke-on-Trent, a city built on clay and the heart of Britain's once world-beating ceramics empire.