Cracking the Colour Code

Cracking the Colour Code
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Viewing Colour
The central focus of this episode is the nature of colour. It draws on the latest science to find out how - and why - humans and other living things…
The Making of Colour
Colour is fundamental to expressing who we are and our place in the world. From our most ancient cultures to our contemporary world, we use colour for cultural and spiritual…
The Power of Colour
In this episode we look at the fascinating power of colour from ancient ritualistic uses of colour through to its use of modern marketeers. Along the way we delve into…

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Viewing Colour
Part of the Series: Cracking the Colour Code
The central focus of this episode is the nature of colour. It draws on the latest science to find out how - and why - humans and other living things view the world in colour. For those of us who can see colour, it is fundamental to our existence. The…
The Making of Colour
Part of the Series: Cracking the Colour Code
Colour is fundamental to expressing who we are and our place in the world. From our most ancient cultures to our contemporary world, we use colour for cultural and spiritual self-expression. The development of new colours and new uses for colour is intimately linked to technological innovation, expanding trade, and…
The Power of Colour
Part of the Series: Cracking the Colour Code
In this episode we look at the fascinating power of colour from ancient ritualistic uses of colour through to its use of modern marketeers. Along the way we delve into the work of anthropologists, scientists and designers to explore what is myth and what is truth about the power of…
Ten Days To Paint The Forest
An international group from the Artists for Nature Foundation are invited to Peru to sketch and paint the unusual dry forest of Tumbesia. It teems with unique species but is being cut down at an alarming rate. See how the artists do it: from the moment they spot a bird…
The Artist’s Studio: Carroll Dunham
The artist Carroll Dunham moved his studio from Manhattan to the outskirts of a small village in Connecticut, not far from where he grew up. He wanted to work without the distractions of the city. The critic Roberta Smith often visits his studio. This film documents a discussion of his…
William Robinson: A Painter's Journey
William Robinson: A Painter's Journey is a compelling documentary about one of Australia's most important artists. Recognized for his astonishing self-portraits which have twice won the Archibald Prize, William Robinson is also a masterful landscape painter. In 2009, a gallery in his name opened in Old Government House at the…
Exhibition on Screen Rembrandt
A unique opportunity to see up close a remarkable collection of great Rembrandt works. This once-in-a-lifetime event hosted by London's National Gallery, in collaboration with Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum is a major exhibition of Rembrandt's late masterpieces. Given exclusive access, the film documents this extraordinary show and interweaves Rembrandt's life story with…
Exhibition on Screen Girl with a Pearl Earring
'Girl with a Pearl Earring' by Johannes Vermeer is one of the most enduring paintings in the history of art. This beautifully filmed documentary goes in pursuit of answers to the unresolved riddles surrounding this iconic piece. Holland's distinguished Mauritshuis is a stunning jewel of a gallery and home to…
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, historians and those who knew Matisse personally. Beautifully filmed footage…
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. Royals, aristocrats, politicians and friends were subjected to his highly…
Exhibition on Screen Renoir
Pierre Auguste Renoir is known and loved for his impressionist paintings of Paris which rank among the world's favourites. Renoir, however, grew tired of this style and changed course. This stunning film - based on the remarkable Renoir collection at Philadelphia's Barnes Foundation - explores the artist's new approach. These…
Jeffrey Smart - Master of Stillness
Jeffrey Smart is one of Australia's best known painters with his stark portrayals of the contemporary world. His paintings feature recurring motifs of highways, construction sites and apartment blocks. "Jeffrey Smart: Master of Stillness" sheds light on his formative years as an artist in Adelaide, revealing the influences that have…