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Currently this page has documentaries between 1973 - 2010. Art & Art-Related - films, documentaries etc...

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Compilations : The documentaries below have a running times of 60 minutes or less, so you can choose a mixture of 2 or more shows to create your own compilation up to 120 minutes (2 hours) for the listed costs.

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The Pre-Raphaelites

Presented by...
 


  The Pre-Raphaelites : 180 minutes.

Series examining the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, who brought notoriety to British art in the 19th century, bursting into the spotlight in 1848 and shocking their peers with a new kind of radical art.

The programme explores the origins of the Brotherhood and their initial achievements, and looks at some of their key early works, the hostile criticism they faced and the centuries of academic dogma their paintings overturned. Then there is much more...

2010 3 x 60 click to donate

11-11-10

 

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Gauguin
The Full Story

Presented by...
Waldemar Januszczak


  Gauguin :   The Full Story : 60 minutes (incomplete - last 15 minutes missing).

One hundred years ago, on the Island of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas, a syphilitic and alcoholic Frenchman called Paul Gauguin died of a heart attack. At that point nobody realised the incredible impact Gauguin's work was to have on modern art.

Art critic and broadcaster, Waldemar Januszczak has written and directed this examination of a man who was not only a great painter but sculptor, wood carver, musician, print maker, journalist and ceramicist. As well as telling the remarkable story of Gauguin's life, Januszczak also celebrates Gauguin's achievements and examines the various accusations of sexual misconduct, familial neglect and racism that are frequently made against him.

The film contains many of Gauguin's masterpieces and includes paintings recently put on show at the Hermitage in St Petersburg which haven't been seen in public since their disappearance during World War II.

2010 60 click to donate

 

 

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Culture Show Special
Tate Modern 10th Birthday

Presented by...
Mathew Colling


  Culture Show Special
  Tate Modern 10th Birthday
: 60 minutes.

Art critic Matthew Collings celebrates the birthday of one of the most successful modern art museums in the world. With contributions from artists Tracey Emin and Grayson Perry.

2010 60 click to donate

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The Medici
Makers of Modern Art

Presented by...
Andrew Graham Dixon


  The Medici
  Makers of Modern Art
: 60 minutes.

Documentary in which Andrew Graham-Dixon reveals how the Medici family transformed Florence through sculpture, painting and architecture and created a world where masterpieces fetch millions today.

Without the money and patronage of the Medici we might never have heard of artists such as Donatello, Michelangelo or Botticelli. Graham-Dixon examines how a family of shadowy, corrupt businessmen, driven by greed and ambition, became the financial engine behind the Italian Renaissance.

2010 60 click to donate

 

 

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The Culture Show
11 June 2010

Presented by...
Andrew Graham Dixon


  Culture Show
  11 June 2010
: 60 minutes.

Andrew Graham-Dixon contemplates the past, present and future of British comic art; artist Grayson Perry (10 minutes) looks at the dwindling craft of potting .

2010 60 click to donate

 

 

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Imagine :
Art Is Child's Play

Presented by...
Alan Yentob


  Imagine :
 Art Is Child's Play
: 60 minutes.

For many great cultural figures, the formative childhood experience of play has helped to unleash their creativity and shape their later work.

In this programme, Alan Yentob considers the influence of play with some of Britain's leading artists, including Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Mat Collishaw and David Bailey, who offer fascinating insights into the transformative power of their early creative experiences.

2010 55 click to donate

 

 

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Culture Show Special
Royal Academy
Exhibition 2010

Presented by...
Andrew Graham Dixon


  Culture Show Special
  Royal Academy Exhibition 2010
: 60 minutes.

Andrew Graham-Dixon presents a Culture Show special from the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition, the biggest open submission exhibition in the world, now in its 242nd year. He goes behind the scenes of the selection process and picks out four artists he hopes will make it into the show.

Tom Dyckhoff explores the architecture room, this year bigger than ever before, curated by star architect David Chipperfield.

2010 60 click to donate

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Modern Masters

Starring...
Alastair Sooke (presenter)


  Modern Masters : 4 x 60 minutes.

A series charting the life and explaining the work of modern artists Picasso, Matisse, Dali and Warhol, and looking at their influence on contemporary art, design and architecture.

Each episode features the following artists:
    1 - Matisse : Missing
    2 - Picasso : Missing
    3 - Dali
    4 - Warhol
2010 4 x 60 click to donate
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Goldsmiths: But Is It Art?

Starring...
Blue Curry
Roisin Byrne
Ian Gonczarow
Thomas Leahy
DAvid Madd
Gerard Hemsworth


  Goldsmiths: But Is It Art? : 2 x 60 minutes.

Goldsmiths is renowned for producing a generation of well-known contemporary artists, including the likes of Damien Hirst and five other Turner prize winners. But what is behind its unrivalled reputation for producing the art stars of the future?

The artists are all desperate to make the kind of work that will propel them to centre stage in the art world, but only a chosen few will succeed. The film explores the culture of contemporary art through the ambitions, influences and attitudes of the next generation of young British artists.

2010 2x60 click to donate

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Culture Show Review
Freize 2010

Presenter...
Miranda Sawyer


  Culture Show Review - Freize 2010 : 10 minutes.

There is plenty to stare at in Frieze, and it's not just the art. On Thursday, during the VIP/press opening, it was hard not to be diverted from the multiple Hirsts, Wallingers, Quinns by work just as expensive and visually arresting. The cosmetic surgery on view varied from perma-surprise to Bride of Wildenstein, and the handbags were equally arresting: I met a fashion journalist friend who was noting Hermès bags in his notebook like a prisoner marking off the days before release.

2010 10 click to donate

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The Culture Show
Nick Parks

Starring...
Lauren Laverne
Mark Kermode
Nick Parks


  The Culture Show : Nick Parks : 45 minutes.

Mark Kermode presents from Aardman studios in Bristol and celebrates the 20th anniversary of Wallace and Gromit's first outing.

In this edition, a mix of high profile fans including Terry Wogan, Jonathan Ross and Ian Hislop tell us how and why they fell in love with this one man and his dog. Lauren Laverne also traces the Aardman story and Mark Kermode talks to Nick Park about his creative inspirations.

Also, the actor, comedian and film star Steve Martin talks to Lauren Laverne about his love of banjo, bluegrass music and his band's first ever UK gig at the Royal Festival Hall.

Plus the Screening Room features Animated Films.

2009 45 click to donate

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Imagine
David Hockney
A Biggger Picture

Starring...
David Hockney
Alan Yentob


  Imagine
David Hockney : A Biggger Picture

On Imagine: David Hockney – A Bigger Picture, early footage from the 1974 film A Bigger Splash (rudely renamed "A Bugger's Pash" by Private Eye), about his failed love affair with the American model Peter Schlesinger, reminded viewers of his puckish charm.

Thirty years later, the television documentary-maker Bruno Wollheim finds him disillusioned with Los Angeles. His dogs had died, he told the camera; he felt alone and empty. It was time to return to his roots, to revitalise his art. For the next three years, Wollheim filmed the results of this homecoming, as Hockney discovered an activity he'd never tried before – painting in the open air.

He began painting fields in watercolours, struggling to hold his canvas steady in the nippy gales around his native Yorkshire, and ended up painting in oils, eventually creating, in a mosaic of 50 canvases, a massive, shimmeringly beautiful landscape that filled one whole wall at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Incomplete - last 5 minutes missing.

2009 50 click to donate

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The Great Contemporary
Art Bubble

Starring...
Ben Lewis


  The Great Contemporary Art Bubble : 60 minutes.

Art critic and film-maker Ben Lewis spent two years following the contemporary art market, from its heady peak in May 2008 until the crash and burn in October. Now, in a new and updated version of the film first broadcast in May 2009, he returns one year later, in October 2009, to discover a very different market.

2009 60 click to donate

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Where Is Modern Art now?

Starring...
Grayson Perry
Gus Casely-Hayford


  Where Is Modern Art now? : 60 minutes.

Documentary in which art historian Dr Gus Casely-Hayford explores the state of British art in 2009. Set against the backdrop of a contemporary art bubble that has burst, he spends the summer speaking to artists about their work and their thoughts about the future.

Following a period in which discussions about prices of art have dominated, this is a film about art itself rather than the market or the celebrities it created. Gus journeys from whitewashed studios to squats to explore what British artists are making, where they are making it and how things have changed.

2009 60 click to donate

201109

 

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The Man Behind the Masquerade

Starring...
Kit Williams


  The Man Behind the Masquerade : 60 minutes.

In 1979, artist Kit Williams turned Britain into a giant treasure map, promising a golden hare, buried in the earth, to the first person who solved the riddle of his book Masquerade.

The hysteria that followed the hunt drove Williams underground, where he has continued to create complex and beautiful art, which he refuses to publicly exhibit.

In his first interview in two decades, Kit lifts the lid on life before and after Masquerade. Did the hare deprive us of one of our most gifted painters?

2009 60 click to donate

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Imagine

Starring...
Anish Kapoor
Alan Yentob


  Imagine : 60 minutes.

Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential sculptors of his generation, known for works of staggering complexity and scale. He now faces his biggest challenge yet as the first living British artist to have a solo show occupying the entire Royal Academy gallery. His response is a series of audacious installations.

2009 60 click to donate

201109

 

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What Is Beauty

Starring...
Matthew Collings


  What Is Beauty : 60 minutes.

Documentary in which artist and writer Matthew Collings explores the concept of beauty in art. Is beauty only in the eye of the beholder, or is there something more universal we can say about it?

Collings takes the viewer on a sumptuously illustrated tour of 10 of his favourite beauty experiences from the history of art. The works of art he chooses each illustrate one of the timeless principles which he believes underpin and explain the rush of pleasure we get from beautiful art.

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2009 60 click to donate

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Ugly Beauty

Presenter :
Waldemar Januszczak


  Ugly Beauty : 60 minutes.

Has beauty disappeared from modern art? Several influential modern thinkers insist that it has. And this belief has inspired them to publish a clutch of recent books which claim that modern art is no longer capable of capturing true beauty: that beauty has gone from art. Art critic Waldemar Januszczak fiercely disagrees, believing that great art is as interested in beauty as ever.

Art's search for beauty has manifested itself in depictions of the idealised female form, glorious landscapes, lovely flower studies and perfectly arranged renaissance altar pieces - but where does this search continue today?

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2009 60 click to donate

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Why Beauty Matters

Presenter :
Roger Scruton


 Why Beauty Matters : 60 minutes.

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 and leading us into a spiritual desert.

Using the thoughts of philosophers from Plato to Kant, and by talking to artists Michael Craig-Martin and Alexander Stoddart, Scruton analyses where art went wrong and presents his own impassioned case for restoring beauty to its traditional position at the centre of our civilisation.

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2009 60 click to donate

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School of Saatchi

Presenter :
Mathew Collings


 School of Saatchi : 4 x 60 minutes.

Charles Saatchi, the powerful art world kingmaker behind the Brit Art revolution, is looking for the next Tracey Emin or Damien Hirst. He will select six unknown artists and set them up in their own east London studio. Here they will be commissioned to make a series of ambitious artworks which will be assessed by Saatchi and a panel of experts.

2009 4 x 60 click to donate

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The Art On Your Wall

Starring...
Maggie Hambling
Henry Ocean
Gary Hume
Judy Purbeck
John Berger


  The Art On Your Wall : 60 minutes.

Sue Perkins charts the changes in British taste towards domestic art by delving into the stories of contemporary bestsellers, charting the history of post-war prints and aiming to see first hand what the average British person displays above their mantelpiece.

She discusses Tretchikoff, the artist behind the bestselling prints of the 50s and 60s such as the Green Lady, and meets Scottish miner-turned-painter Jack Vettriano, the artist who created the popular Singing Butler, before heading to Cornwall to get to the bottom of the two million selling Tennis Girl by meeting its flamboyant creator Martin Elliot.

2009 60 click to donate

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Life Class

Starring...
Maggie Hambling
Henry Ocean
Gary Hume
Judy Purbeck
John Berger


  Life Class : 5 episodes - 25 minutes each.

In July the nation learns to draw through television life drawing classes led by the artists listed.

Broadcast during the daytime on UK Channel 4, in a series of five half-hour classes, the audience is guided by a tutor who gives insights into the techniques of figurative drawing, art and life.

Each class features a different type of model and the classes take place in a range of settings from the Life Drawing room at the Royal Academy of Arts to the artist’s own studio and a dance studio.

2009 5 x 25 click to donate


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Katsushika Hokusai :
The Great Wave of Kanagawa

Starring...
Katsushika Hokusai


  Hokusai :50 minutes.

Hokusai created the "Thirty-Six Views" (of Mount Fujiama - in the distance beyond the wave) both as a response to a domestic travel boom and as part of a personal obsession with Mount Fuji.

It was this series, specifically The Great Wave print and Fuji in Clear Weather, that secured Hokusai’s fame both within Japan and overseas.

2009 50 click to donate

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A Portrait of Scotland

Starring...
Peter Capaldi

  A Portrait of Scotland : 90 minutes.

A Portrait of Scotland Actor Peter Capaldi explores the story of Scotland's art, examining the paintings and artists that have made Scottish art special. He focuses on the tradition of portraiture.

2009 50 click to donate

 

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Caravaggio :
The Private Life of an
Easter Masterpiece

Narrated by...
Samuel West

Interviews with :
Johnathan Jones
John. T.Spike
Dawson Carr
Monsignor Timothy Verdon
John Gash
Maurizo Marini
Rupert Featherstone

  Caravaggio : The Private Life of an Easter
  Masterpiece
: 50 minutes.

The Private Life of a Masterpiece got an Easter outing about Caravaggio’s ‘The Taking of Christ’.

It was superb, as this series invariably is. Understated yet informative, packed with unpatronising experts, it fascinates from start to end. Did you know that Caravaggio was a gangster and murderer, who spent the end of his short life on the run?

Or that this particular painting was then the most expensive ever commissioned (125 scudi; I have no idea what that might have been against sterling), or that it sold in Scotland for just eight guineas 120 years ago?

Having been misattributed it travelled all over Europe and spent years hanging over a fireplace in Dublin, gathering dust and grime.

2009 50 click to donate

 

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Big Art

Starring...
Jaume Plensa

  Big Art : The Dream : 30 minutes.

Episode 2 of Channel 4 series. This episode is about Jaume Plensa's Dream which stands on a former colleiery in St Helens UK.

Just how 'public' is Public Art? How much influence do you have over what lands up where you live? What do everyday people really like? The Big Art Project asks all the big questions about Public Art.

2009 30 click to donate

 

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Culture Show Special

Starring...
Picasso
Andrew Graham Dixon
[visit Andrew's page]

  Culture Show Special : 45 minutes.

Andrew Graham-Dixon is in Paris to tell the story of Picasso's life and work.

2009 45 click to donate


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Baroque

Starring...
Waldemar Januzczak [presenter]

Velasquez
Caravaggio
Zurburan
Rubens
Vermeer
De Ribera

  Baroque : 3x 60 minutes.

Baroque! Is a wonderful programme, one of the most exciting and inspiring art documentaries I’ve seen in ages.

Certainly, Januszczak may have veered close to self-indulgence, but always he reined himself back. Instead you were subjected to a kind of double-pronged attack – one prong made up of passion and the other of knowledge.

Now, of course, every half-serious television presenter wants to put over information with as much passion as possible. Invariably, though, there’s an imbalance: too much passion, not enough knowledge – or vice versa. But here the scales appeared absolutely level. At the same time, Januszczak was a terrific guide.

2009 3 x 60 click to donate

 

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The Art of Spain

Presenter
Andrew Graham Dixon
[visit Andrew's page]

 The Art of Spain : 3 x 60 minutes.

Art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon travels from southern to northern Spain to tell the story of some of Europe's most exciting and vital art.

    1 - The Moorish South
    2 - The Dark Heart
    3 - The Mystical North

2008 3 x 60 click to donate

 

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The Curse of the
Mona Lisa

Presenter
Robert Hughes

  The Curse of the Mona Lisa : 60 minutes.

Part 1 (of 3) of the Art & Money series.
£5 for all 3 episodes. [see episodes 2 and 3 below]

At Sotheby’s on Tuesday an anonymous bidder bought a bull in a tank of formaldehyde for £10.3million.

The world’s most expensive cut of beef was cooked up, inevitably, by the artist Damien Hirst, whose “Beautiful Inside My Head Forever” sale of 223 new works fetched £111.5million, a record for an auction dedicated to one artist.

The illustrious Australian art critic Robert Hughes, however, isn’t buying the hype.

2008 60 click to donate

 

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The Great Russian
Art Boom

Presenter
Marcel Theroux

  The Great Russian Art Boom : 60 minutes.

Part 2 (of 3) of the Art & Money series.
£5 for all 3 episodes. [see episodes 1 and 3]

Writer and Russian expert Marcel Theroux investigates the enormous impact Russia's super-rich are currently having on the art establishment.

2008 60 click to donate

 

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Outback Art

Presenter
Ekow Eshun

  Outback Art : 60 minutes.

Part 3 (of 3) of the Art & Money series.
£5 for all 3 episodes. [see episodes 1 and 2 above]

In the final film in the Art and Money season, Ekow Eshun, director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, explores issues surrounding the global rise in interest in Aboriginal art.

2008 60 click to donate

 

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Max Beckman
at the Tate Modern

Presenter
Andrew Graham Dixon
[visit Andrew's page]

  Max Beckman at the Tate Modern : 30 minutes.

Andrew Graham Dixon reviews the fist major exhibition of Beckman's work in 50 years.

2008 30 click to donate

 

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The Art of Arts TV

Starring...
Alan Yentob
Joan Bakewell
Richard Attenburgh
Brian Sewell

  The Art of Arts TV : 3 x 60 minutes.

This three-part series sees an illustrious line-up of luminaries, including David Attenborough, Joan Bakewell, Melvyn Bragg, Jonathan Miller, Jonathan Meades, Ken Russell, Brian Sewell and Alan Yentob, reflect on the contribution that arts programmes have made to our national broadcasting culture.

They reconsider some of the most ambitious and celebrated of all arts programmes - the major landmark series, fronted by some of the art world's biggest names, including Kenneth Clark's epic Civilisation, John Berger's cerebral Ways of Seeing, and the inimitable Robert Hughes' series The Shock of the New.

   The Single Arts Film
A look at one of the most celebrated areas of the arts TV - the single arts documentary.

   The Arts Magazine Show
A look at arts magazine shows, a genre that has often set the cultural agenda.

   The Landmark Arts Series
Investigating the major landmark series fronted by some of the art world's biggest names.

2008 3 x 60 click to donate

 

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Making Space :
Anthony Gormley

Starring...
Anthony Gormley

  Making Space : Anthony Gormley
  4 minutes.

Short clip of the making of the sculputre Space Station for his Hayward Gallery London exhibition in 2007.

Space Station, a colossal six-metre high steel mass weighing 22 tonnes, which from various vantage points in the gallery reveals itself as the human form curled into the foetal position.

2007 4 click to donate

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Cutting Egde :
The Artful Codgers

Starring...
George Greenhalgh
Olive Greenhalgh
Shaun Greenhalgh

  Cutting Egde : The Artful Codgers : 60 minutes.

Cutting Edge tells the story of the audacious pensioners from Lancashire who conned the art world with a series of fakes sold to museums, galleries and collectors all over the world.

Masterminded by 84-year-old George Greenhalgh, and aided by his mother, Olive, 83, son Shaun, 47, faked paintings, sculptures and ancient artefacts in the garden shed of their shared council house in Bolton.

The Artful Codgers uncovers the secret world of the most unlikely art forgers in history, interviewing the police who uncovered them, the experts they deceived and their friends and neighbours in suburban Bolton.

2008 60 click to donate

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Royal Academy :
Summer Exhibition

Presenter
Laurence Llewelyn Jones.

  Royal Academy : Summer Exhibition : 50 minutes.

A tour around the unique prestigious 2007 art exhibition which is open to anyone.[incomplete - 5 minute intro missing]

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2007 50 click to donate

 

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Dirty Dali

Starring...
Salvadore Dali
Brian Sewell

  Dirty Dali - A Private View : 55 minutes.

Brian Sewell stayed with Dali over 4 summers in the late 1960's and this is an insight into their relationship.

In this extraordinarily intimate one-off film, art critic Brian Sewell - who knew Dali at the point when his genius and reputation were both exhausted - gives his sympathetic private view of a man whose life and work were surrendered to sexual obsessions.

2007 55 click to donate


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Imagine :
It's A Surreal Thing

Presenter
Alan Yentob

  Imagine : It's A Surreal Thing : 50 minutes.

Alan Yentob takes a personal and dream-like journey from Sigmund’s Freud couch (where the story of Surrealism began) to the exhibition of ‘Surreal Things’ at the V&A.

Yentob explores the history of Surrealism and its legacies, making the case for the Surrealist conviction that the world is ‘an immense museum of strangeness’.

2007 50 click to donate

 

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Imagine :
No Surrender

Starring...
Gilbert & George

  Imagine : No Surrender : 45 minutes.

Profile of the artists prior to their 2007 Tate Retropective.

At the end of this TV show it was possible to download ( for a limited time) original art by the artists (see tiny samples to left here - each panel is A4 size [297cm X 105cm] and the image is made up of 9 panels).

There are 2 versions high and low resolution works archived (zip) at 26 meg and 2.5 meg respectively. These can be supplied on CD (or from a online link) if requested at the same time as a trade (or donation) for this documentary. Or you can make a donation for just the files if you already have this documentary.

2007 45 click to donate

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Sickert & Seargent

Starring...
Waldemar Januzczak
John Singer Sargent
Walter Sickert

  Sickert & Seargent : 60 minutes.

In addition to pioneering literature at the turn of the century, art went through ground-breaking changes as well.

In Sickert vs Sargent, celebrated art critic Waldemar Januzczack looks at the work of Walter Sickert and John Sargent - both masters of their time.

Sickert famously announced "any fool can paint, drawing is the thing". Januzczack steps into the fray, comparing the works of the two artists.

Focusing on some of the most beautiful and alarming paintings ever made in this country "pictures of aristocrats and prostitutes, coronations and killings, opera houses and music halls" the programme evokes the long-lost atmosphere of Edwardian London.

2007 60 click to donate

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The Yellow House : Film

Starring...
John Simm
Kevin Eldon
John Lynch
Simon Farnaby
Deborah Findlay


  The Yellow House

About the relationship between Van Gogh & Gaugain

Very well written, acted and filmed. The research that has gone into it seems considerable, and then used in an intelligent way to produce a superb piece of drama.

The film reminds us of just how much work Van Gogh produced in such a short space of time before his untimely death (aged 37) - what we now we regard as some of his best.

I'd suggest that some of the films finest moments pass almost without us realising the true meaning of the very carefully chosen dialogue.

In particular the line "It was you - you made me do it" after a scene of destruction will resonate with anyone who has ever worked with anyone with mental health problems, and contains enough different meanings to write a book about.

This work is a valient attempt to explain the unexplainable, whilst at the same time holding it's audience.

2007 75 Click to donate £3 for 2 films

 

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South Bank Show :
Grayson Perry

Presenter
Melvyn Bragg

  South Bank Show : Grayson Perry
  50 minutes.

Perry, 46, famous for his pottery decorated with ornate gold leaf and intricate, but often disturbing, scenes, is turning his hand to tapestry for his latest work. Osama bin Laden, the 7/7 Tube bombings and the abuses of Abu Ghraib all feature.

The artist, who is as well-known for his cross-dressing as for his art, has taken as his inspiration rugs created by Afghan craftsmen. Thanks to that country's troubled recent history, modern rugs now include the machinery of modern warfare instead of traditional designs.

2006 50 click to donate

 

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Goya's Ghosts

Starring
Stellan Skarsgård
Natalie Portman
Javier Bardem
Randy Quaid

  Goya's Ghosts :90 minutes.

Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.

The Spanish artist Francisco Goya becomes involved with the Spanish Inquisition when his muse [Natalie Portman], Ines, is arrested by the church for heresy. Her father, Thomas, comes to him hoping that his connection with Brother Lorenzo, whom he is painting, can secure the release of his daughter.

Rated R for violence, disturbing images, some sexual content and nudity.

2006 90 click to donate

 

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A Picture Of Britain

Presenter
David Dimbleby

  A Picture Of Britain :180 minutes.

Lanscape that influenced artists.

2006 180 click to donate

 

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Hans Holbein:
International Man of Mystery

Presenter
Alan Yentob

  Hans Holbein : International Man of Mystery : 55 mins

Documentary - review to follow [5th November 2009]

2006 55 click to donate


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Velazquez:
The Painter's Painter

Presenter
Alan Yetob

  Velazquez : The Painter's Painter : 50 mins

Passionate about painting, King Philip IV was the largest art collector of his time, and the greatest servant of this passion was Velazquez.

Although he left a legacy of little more than one hundred canvasses, Velazquez exerted an enormous influence on other painters through the twentieth century, including such great masters as Manet, Picasso, and Francis Bacon. In 1990, filmmaker Didier Baussy-Oulianoff was given special access to film 79 Velazquez paintings at the Prado in Madrid, Spain, creating a portrait of the artist to reveal his character from his early artistic youth to the works for the royal family and its entourage destined for the walls of the Spanish palace.

2006 50 click to donate


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Kirsty Walk Talks To...
Tracy Emin

Presenter
Kirsty Wark

  Kirsty Walk Talks To...Tracy Emin : 30 mins

Emin was interviewed about the Venice Biennale in her East London studio by the BBC's Kirsty Wark; this was broadcast on BBC Four television channel in November 2006.

Emin showed Wark some work-in-progress, which included large-scale canvases with paintings of Emin's legs and vagina. Starting with the Purple Virgin (2004) acrylic watercolour series with their strong purple brush strokes depicting Emin's naked open legs, leading to Emin's paintings in 2005-6 such as Asleep Alone With Legs Open (2005), the Reincarnation (2005) series and Masturbating (2006) amongst others, these works are a significant new development in her artistic output.

2006 30 click to donate

 

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Simon Schama On Art

Starring
Vincent 'Willem'
Van Gogh

Presenter
Simon Schama

  Simon Schama On Art :
  Vincent 'Willem' Van Gogh
: 30 mins

Born in Groot-Zundert, The Netherlands, Van Gogh spent his early life as an art dealer, teacher and preacher in England, Holland and Belgium.

His period as an artist began in 1881 when he chose to study art in Brussels, starting with watercolours and moving quickly on to oils. The French countryside was a major influence on his life and his early work was dominated by sombre, earthy colours depicting peasant workers, the most famous of which is The Potato Eaters, 1885.

2006 30 click to donate

 

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South Bank Show

Presenter
Melvyn Bragg

  South Bank Show : Nick Parks : 55 mins

The South Bank Show opens with presenter Melvyn Bragg's trademark introduction…but this time it's a little different. Melvyn has been crafted out of plasticine and animated by master animator and four-times Oscar winning film director Nick Park, the creative genius behind Wallace and Gromit.

This spectacular opening leads the way for an intimate portrait of this usually publicity-shy filmmaker, providing an unprecedented insight into his background, his working practices, and where he plans to go next. The film examines the secret of Park's success, and despite his polite public persona, reveals him as strong-minded and hard to please; a director who insists on perfection, no matter how hard it is to achieve.

2006 55 click to donate

 

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Tate Modern : Looking At The Surrealists

Presenter
Tim Marlow

  Looking At The Surrealists : 25 mins

The art critic Tim Marlow presents a guide to the Surrealists at the Tate Modern.

2006 25 click to donate

 

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Tate Modern : Rehang

Presenter
Tim Marlow

  Tate Modern : Rehang : 25 mins

The art critic Tim Marlow presents a guide to the Tate Modern's re-hang, the first time it has changed its displays since opening in 2000.

With the new layout based around four genres, including cubism and minimalism, Marlow begins on level 3, viewing works by Dali, Pollock and Bacon.

2006 25 click to donate

 

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The Art School

Presenter
Claudia Winkleman (MA)

Starring
Ulrika Jonnson
John Humphries
Keith Allen
Clarissa Dickson-Wright
Nihal Arthanyake

  The Art School : 65 mins

TV Celebrities make art in one of the best reality shows to hit the screens since the seminal Cook My Badger. ;-).

Claudia (presenter) has an MA Hons degree in History of Art so is well qualified although the real judges are current practicing artists / lecturers [see below].

This is the final episode (of 10) - other 9 episodes :

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2005 65 click to donate

 

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The Secret Art of Drawing

Presenter
Andrew Graham Dixon
[visit Andrew's page]

  The Secret Art of Drawing : 4 x 60 minutes.

This four part series, presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, explores how drawing has shaped our lives. Join him to discover the history of drawing and its relevance to the modern world.

   1: The Line of Enquiry
   2: Storylines
   3: All in the Mind
   4: Drawing by Design

2005 4 x 60 click to donate

 

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Ideas In Paint

Including
Jasper Johns
Rick Tejada-Flores
Robert Rauschenberg

  Ideas In Paint : 55 minutes.

Jasper Johns had his first solo show in 1958 and, almost from that moment, he has been a sensation in the art world. is paintings now routinely change hands for tens of millions of dollars. Rick Tejada-Flores produced and directed this intriguing documentary on the work of Johns, which is built around interviews with many of his contemporaries as well as the artist himself.

This film provides a rare look at his life, career and inspirations, and includes both new and vintage conversations with the painter. As well as seldom seen footage of Johns at work in his studio.

2005 55 click to donate

 

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St John of the Cross

Artist
Salvador Dali

  St John of the Cross : 50 mins

Documentary about this controversial painting by the surrealist painter Salvador Dali.

2004 50 click to donate


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Imagine :
The Man Who Wanted To Know Everything

Narrator
Alan Yentob

  Imagine :The Man Who Wanted To Know Everything

There were many people and patrons who would shape the life of Leonardo da Vinci. To begin to understand the life and thinking of this great man, you have to look at his drawings and notes, over 6,000 pages of which have survived to the present day. Presenter Alan Yentob begins his journey following the life of this remarkable man, not in Italy, but in Windsor where Queen Elizabeth II keeps the largest Leonardo collection in the world.


Episodes
    1- The Man Who Wanted To Know Everything
    2 - Dangerous Liasons
    3 - Mona Lisa
2003 180 click to donate

 

 

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Gerald Scrafe - Drawing Blood

Artist
Gerald Scrafe

  Gerald Scrafe - Drawing Blood : 50 mins

Drawing Blood looks at Britain’s leading political caricaturist, Gerald Scarfe as he embarks on a daring new commission.

For over four decades he has penned grotesque images in Punch, The Sunday Times, and Private Eye, but now Scarfe takes 35 of The National Portrait Gallery's portraits of Britain's national heroes - from Churchill to David Beckham, Delia Smith to Oliver Cromwell, and mercilessly transforms them into villainous caricatures.

Will his shocking, savage depictions of Princess Diana and Charles and Camilla be too much for polite society, and can he even offend Tracey Emin, the enfant terrible of the art world? Contributions from Michael Portillo, William Hague, Ian Hislop, Clare Short, Boris Johnson, Richard Ingrams, Harold Evans and Tracey Emin.

2004 50 click to donate


 

 

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Omnibus :
The Secret Knowledge
of Photography

Presenter
David Hockney

  Omnibus : The Secret Knowledge of Photography
  70 minutes.

A picture says a thousand words... image

2001 70 click to donate

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Culture Fix :
Toulouse-Lautrec

Narrator
Samuel West

  Culture Fix - Toulouse-Lautrec : 60 mins

The celebrated French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was the creator of some of the most popular paintings in the history of modern art. An aristocrat by birth, he spent much of his career recording the life of the Parisian demi-monde - particularly the bars, dance-halls and brothels that appeared in the city's Montmartre district at the end of the 19th century.

Although Toulouse-Lautrec was hugely successful both as a painter and print-maker, his was a tragic life, scarred by family conflict, alcoholism and illness. This profile explores the life and work of this important, intriguing and influential artist.

2001 60 click to donate


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Arena

Artist
Salvador Dali

  Arena : 55 mins

Tribute to Dali at the time of his death.


    Funeral Report
    Interviews
    Interview with Man Ray
    Dali Family History
    Un Chein Andalou [surreal film] 1924
    Dali dream sequence from Spellbound [film].


Originally copied from TV to VHS (and recently to DVD-R).
Picture quality is grainy but watchable 7/10.

1989 55 click to donate


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Starring...
Francis Bancon


  Francis Bacon

Part of The South Bank Show series, David Hinton directs this BBC documentary about British painter Francis Bacon, known for his horrifying portraits of humanity.

The program consists of a series of conversations between Bacon and interviewer Melvyn Bragg, starting with commentary during a side-show presentation at the Tate Gallery in London.

Later in the evening, Bacon is followed through various bars hanging out, drinking, and gambling. In another segment, Bacon provides a tour of his painting studio and a glimpse at his reference photographs of distorted humans. The artist discusses his theories, influences, and obsessions. This title won an International Emmy Award in 1985.

See the Francis Bacon page which includes a biopic film about him here.

1985 55 click to donate Choose 2 shows per disk

 

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Keating on Keating

Starring
Tom Keating

 Keating on Keating : 30 mins

Thomas Patrick Keating was born in Lewisham, London, into a poor family. After World War II he began to restore paintings for a living, though he also worked as a house painter to make ends meet. He exhibited his own paintings, but he failed to break into the art market.

Keating was an art restorer and famous art faker who claimed to have faked more than 2,000 paintings by over 100 different artists.

Keating confessed he was a forger, and arrested in 1977 and accused of conspiracy to defraud. The case was dropped on account of his bad health. He died in 1984.

Quality 6/10

1984 30 click to donate

 

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Aquarius : Hello Dali

Presenter
Russell Harty’s

 Aquarius : Hello Dali : 55 mins

Includes...
    Interview by Humphrey Burton
    Interview by Russel Harty
    Un Chein Andalou [surreal film] 1924
    L'Age D'Or [surreal film] 1930


Originally copied from TV to VHS (and recently to DVD-R).
Picture quality is grainy but watchable 7/10.

1973 100 click to donate


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