Art & Artists

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...
Exit Through The Gift Shop
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Exit Through The Gift Shop

Exit Through The Gift Shop has raised a series of controversies since its release. The film is marketed as a documentary. But is it really a documentary? Some critics claim that it is only a hoax. It is hard to tell, but one...
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 Mona Lisa Curse
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The Mona Lisa Curse

Art critic Robert Hughes investigates how the world’s most iconic painting, the Mona Lisa, has influenced the world of art in this Grierson Award winning documentary. He explores the radical change in museums, art produ...
Helvetica
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Helvetica

Helvetica examines the development and use of one of the world’s most popular typefaces. Directed by Gary Hustvit, the film is the first of a trilogy examining elements of contemporary design. Hustvit spoke to numerous...
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...
The Art of Russia
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The Art of Russia

Art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon shares the incredible story of Russian art, in all its mystery and magnificence. it is a three-part series: – 1. Out of the Forest: Exploration of the origins of Russian religious icons, t...
Modern Masters
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Modern Masters

A four-part series presented by art critic Alastair Sooke exploring the life and work of the greatest modern artists: Warhol, Matisse, Picasso and Dali. – Andy Warhol was one of the most important figures of Pop Art mov...
The Art of the Steal
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The Art of the Steal

The Art of the Steal looks at the Barnes Foundation art collection and its controversial move to Philadelphia. Dr. Albert C. Barnes wanted the art to stay in Pennsylvania to serve as an art school. However, those who were aga...
Objectified
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Objectified

Objectified delves into the complex relationship people have with manufactured goods and the people who create them. It looks at the people who design these objects and how much the objects are used in people’s daily li...
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...
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....