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Brazil - An Inconvenient History
At first glance Brazil appears to be an alluring playground of exciting carnivals, sultry samba, divine football and a vibrantly diverse people. But behind this dazzling facade lies a disturbing story of historys largest-ever slave population. Astonishingly Brazil, a Portuguese…
Exhibition on Screen - Manet: Portraying Life
In this acclaimed film, focussing on the sell-out exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, we ask just who was Edouard Manet - the 'Father of Modern Art'. We enjoy exclusive access to the show as well as a…
The Surprising History of Sex & Love
Part of the Series: The Ancient World according to Terry Jones
Exploring the radical change in social and religious attitudes towards sex, this award-winning documentary takes a look throughout history and traces the shift in social attitudes and practices. Terry traces an unexpected route of how sex got from strict social…
Leonardo and Michelangelo
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two giants of the Renaissance period -…
I, Caesar - Julius Caesar
Part of the Series: I, Caesar Collection
Julius Caesar turned military victories into political power. His ambition created a colossal empire, and he gave his name to the rulers who succeeded him. He has been a symbol of power and majesty for 2,000 years. But to his…
Exhibition on Screen Painting the Modern Garden Monet to Matisse
For many great artists the garden has long been considered an desirable subject for the expression of colour, light and atmosphere. Claude Monet is perhaps the most well-known painter of gardens but other greats such as Van Gogh, Pissarro, Matisse…
Exhibition on Screen - Van Gogh
Given complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, this is a major new film about one of the world's greatest and most popular artists. This film provides viewers with the moving and inspiring experience of…
Exhibition on Screen Matisse
MOMA & Tate Modern's landmark show explores the final chapter of Matisse's career when he began 'carving into colour,' creating his signature cut-outs. Audiences are invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes documentary about this blockbuster exhibition with contributions from curators,…
Rubens and Caravaggio
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two highly influential Baroque figures; Rubens, famous…
Giotto and Piero della Francesca
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two vital instigators of the Renaissance; Giotto,…
The Renaissance
Part of the Series: The Nude in Art with Tim Marlow
If there is one genre of art that seems to have played a greater role than any other, it is the nude. For at least 30,000 years, humans have represented the naked form in a variety of ways. From the…
Gauguin and Van Gogh
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two of the most revered Post-Impressionists; Gauguin,…
Monet and Manet
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two giant figures of the Impressionist movement;…
Exhibition on Screen The Impressionists
An eagerly anticipated exhibition travelling from the Musee d'Orsay Paris to the National Gallery London and onto the Philadelphia Museum of Art is the focus of the most comprehensive film ever made about the Impressionists. The exhibition brings together Impressionist…
Exhibition on Screen Goya
Francisco Goya is considered to be the father of modern art. A brilliant observer of everyday life and Spain's troubled past; a gifted portrait painter; and a social commentator par excellence, Goya took the genre of portraiture to new heights.…
The Hidden History of Egypt
Part of the Series: The Ancient World according to Terry Jones
Bringing to life the everyday details of the ancients Egyptians - bizarre, hilarious or shocking - this wonderfully entertaining and factually revealing film is packed full of surprises. With Jones debunking the myths, a previously hidden world of the ancient…
Cassatt and Van Gogh
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two pioneers of modern painting; Mary Cassatt,…
The Hidden History of Rome
Part of the Series: The Ancient World according to Terry Jones
Who better to scrutinise and investigate the quirkier achievements of the impressive and expansive Roman Empire than co-creator of the brilliantly accomplished question; 'What have the Romans ever done for us'? Terry Jones is in search of an answer. Unearthing…
The Modern
Part of the Series: The Nude in Art with Tim Marlow
If there is one genre of art that seems to have played a greater role than any other, it is the nude. For at least 30,000 years, humans have represented the naked form in a variety of ways. From the…
Titian and Raphael
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two giants of Renaissance painting - Titian,…