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...
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...
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...
This Is Civilisation
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This Is Civilisation

Artist and critic Matthew Collings sets off on a journey across the world to investigate how past culture have shaped our civilisation. He explores the inspiration behind diverse art movements spanning different time periods...
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...
Dedini: A Life of Cartoons
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Dedini: A Life of Cartoons

An exploration of the life and works of one of America’s greatest cartoonists, Eldon Dedini. His work has appeared in various publications including the New Yorker, Esquire, and Colliers, but he is best known for his fu...
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...
This Is Modern Art
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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...