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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 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…
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…
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…
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 - Leonardo
A remarkable event at London's National Gallery is the largest ever collection of Leonardo's surviving paintings assembled for a unique exhibition 'Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan.' Given exclusive access to the opening night of the exhibition…
Velazquez and Goya
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 Spanish masters; Velazquez, 'the painter of…
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 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…
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…
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,…
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,…
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…
I, Caesar - Augustus
Part of the Series: I, Caesar Collection
Caesar's military brilliance forged a new Rome, but it was Augustus' political genius that made it an empire for the ages. Despite being Caesar's nephew and adopted heir, Augustus struggled for thirteen years to consolidate power. Finally declared emperor by…
I, Caesar - Constantine
Part of the Series: I, Caesar Collection
Constantine revitalized a fading empire and built a glittering new capital that would stand for over 1,000 years. But his strongest legacy is religious; his conversion to Christianity put an end to hundreds of years of persecution and laid the…
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,…
Making War Horse
Making War Horse is the story of how Michael Morpurgo's children's novel became one of the most popular and acclaimed productions in the National Theatre's history. From its early development in the NT Studio, see how Handspring Puppet Company created…
Exhibition on Screen - Vermeer and Music
Johannes Vermeer [1632 -1675] is a fascinating painter whose life and works are explored here in amazing detail. Filmed in London's National Gallery, New York's Met and other art houses in the USA and the Netherlands, this stunning film explores…
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…