Art & Artists

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...
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...
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...
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...
The Genius of Beethoven
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The Genius of Beethoven

A three-part docudrama portraying the life and works of the celebrated German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven. The first episode, The Rebel, explores Beethoven’s compositions Moonlight Sonata and the Second Sy...
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 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...
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...
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...
The Genius of Mozart
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The Genius of Mozart

A three part series chronicling the extraordinary life of prolific composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, from his childhood as a musical prodigy to his premature death at the age of 35. – 1. Miracle of Nature: The widely-he...
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 &#...

This Is Modern Art

British art critic Matthew Collings looks into the current state of contemporary art, exploring how Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol have reshaped what defines art and how modern art seeks to shock the audience. This...