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An Art Lovers' Guide episode 6 - St Petersburg

An Art Lovers’ Guide episode 6 – St Petersburg

In the final episode of their entertaining series of cultural city breaks, Dr Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke explore St Petersburg through its dazzling art and architecture. They want to see how art has been used to enhance prestige and power in this city, ever since it was founded by Tsar Peter the Great. Surrounded ...

An Art Lovers' Guide episode 5

An Art Lovers’ Guide episode 5 – Barcelona

In this episode, Janina Ramirez and Alastair are on a mission to get to know one of the most popular cities in the world through its art and architecture. Although Barcelona is famous for its exuberant modernista buildings, the Gothic Quarter and artistic superstars such as Picasso, Janina and Alastair are determined to discover some ...

An Art Lovers' Guide episode 4 - Amsterdam

An Art Lovers’ Guide episode 4 – Amsterdam

In this episode, they head to Amsterdam, a city that pioneered so much of modern life, from multinational trade to the way we design our homes. To find out how, Alastair and Janina take us on a fast paced tour of the city's cultural hotspots. Picking their way through the crowds queuing to see Rembrandt ...

An Art Lovers' Guide episode 3 - Baku

An Art Lovers’ Guide episode 3 – Baku

Nina and Alastair set off to Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. A former Soviet state, bordering the Caspian Sea, Baku offers a tantalising mix of the ancient and modern - at the crossroads of east meets west, on the ancient silk trading route. It is also an authoritarian state, where cultural life is tightly controlled. So, ...

An Art Lovers' Guide episode 2 - Beirut

An Art Lovers’ Guide episode 2 – Beirut

Nina and Alastair explore Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon. This fascinating crossroads between east and west has a rich history, and a troubled recent past. It's the most diverse city in the Arab world, with 18 recognised religious sects. Its French influence gave it the reputation as the Paris of the east during the ...

An Art Lovers' Guide episode 1 - Lisbon

An Art Lovers’ Guide episode 1 – Lisbon

Dr Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke take us on three entertaining and revealing cultural city breaks. Nina and Alastair head to Lisbon, rapidly becoming one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations. Winding through the city's cobbled streets, from its steep hills to the picturesque shore line, the cultural riches they encounter reveal the city's fascinating ...

Mystery of the Lost Caravaggio

Mystery of the Lost Paintings ep. 7 – Mystery of the Lost Caravaggio

Art experts attempt to recreate Caravaggio's 17th century masterpiece The Adoration, which was stolen from the Oratory of San Lorenzo in Palermo, Italy, on 18 October 1969.    Mystery of the Lost Paintings ep. 7 - Mystery of the Lost Caravaggio The Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence (also known as The Adoration) ...

Tower of Blue Horses

Mystery of the Lost Paintings ep. 7 – Mystery of the Lost Marc

Art experts attempt to make a perfect replica of Franz Marc's expressionist work The Tower of Blue Horses, which disappeared following the collapse of Nazi Germany.  Mystery of the Lost Paintings ep. 7 - Mystery of the Lost Marc The Tower of Blue Horses was a large work, 200 by 130 centimetres. Most of ...

Mystery of the Lost Klimt

Mystery of the Lost Paintings ep. 6 – Mystery of the Lost Klimt

A team of art experts attempt to recreate Medicine, a painting by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, which was destroyed in 1945 by the retreating German army.    Mystery of the Lost Paintings ep. 6 - Mystery of the Lost Klimt Medicine was the second of University of Vienna Ceiling Paintings, presented in March 1901 ...

Lempicka

Mystery of the Lost Paintings ep. 5 – Mystery of the Lost Lempicka

Follow the ingenious recreation of Tamara de Lempicka's Myrto, the priceless painting that was stolen during the Nazi occupation of France during World War II.    Mystery of the Lost Paintings ep. 5 - Mystery of the Lost Lempicka Most probably, it was with this painting that Lempicka captivated the physician Boucard, who immediately ...