Art & Artists

Why Beauty Matters
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Why Beauty Matters

Renowned British writer and philosopher Roger Scruton asserts that beauty is an important aspect of art and that 20th century contemporary art is losing its beauty. He believes that beauty is an objective truth rather than be...
Simon Schama’s Power of Art
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Simon Schama’s Power of Art

Around the world, certain great works of art exist that transcend time and space in order to leave a lasting impact on society as a whole. Simon Schama’s Power of Art is a personal, in-depth examination of eight of thos...
The Alternativity
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The Alternativity

The Alternativity chronicles a project by British street artist Banksy and Hollywood director Danny Boyle to stage a nativity play at a hotel in Bethlehem near the West Bank wall. In the storied city of Bethlehem, Banksy find...
Forest, Field & Sky: Art Out of Nature
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Forest, Field & Sky: Art Out of Nature

Forest, Field & Sky: Art Out of Nature looks at the intimate and awe-inspiring relationship between art, artist, and nature. The film focuses on landscape art and artists’ careful arrangements of the natural world....
A Brief History of Graffiti
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A Brief History of Graffiti

To many, graffiti may seem like a modern form of petty vandalism. A Brief History of Graffiti, however, goes on to explain why that descriptor is wrong on all accounts. Art historian Dr Richard Clay explores the scribbles hum...
The World’s Most Expensive Stolen Paintings
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The World’s Most Expensive Stolen Paintings

Art critic Alastair Sooke investigates the shadowy world of art heists. Although 47,000 pieces of artwork are reported missing every year, only the high-profile cases are publicised in the media. Many cases remain engulfed in...
Art Sleuth
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Art Sleuth

Art Sleuth is a series investigating and analysing the works of famous artists using a distinctive detective-like approach. The works covered are: – 1. Van Gogh: The Starry Night – 2. Manet: In the Conservatory &#...
The Barnes Collection
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The Barnes Collection

The world of private art collection has always been as glamorous as it has been controversial. In 2012, Albert C. Barnes’s extensive private collection was made available to the public the first time, granting the publi...
The World’s Most Expensive Paintings
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The World’s Most Expensive Paintings

There is a fascinating connection between art and money. Paintings may exalt the spirit, but they’re also high-end luxury items. Whatever other worth it may have, artwork is a commodity, desired and exchanged by the wea...
NOVA the Film
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NOVA the Film

A look at contemporary art and the young artists behind it. Produced by ROJO and BossaNovaFilms, it was shot during the 2010 NOVA Contemporary Culture festival in São Paulo, Brazil. Over 140 artists from around the globe asse...
Ai Weiwei: Without Fear or Favour
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Ai Weiwei: Without Fear or Favour

Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous and politically outspoken contemporary artist. As a political activist, he has been very critical of his government’s stance on human rights and democracy. This documentary reveals...
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
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Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a 3D documentary by Werner Herzog covering a remote cave in France called the Chauvet Cave. This cave is home to many ancient human-painted images, tens of thousands of years old. The cave is fierc...