A History of Art in Three Colours

2018
59:00

3. White

3.0 3 x
In the Age of Reason, it was the rediscovery of the white columns and marbles of antiquity that made white the most virtuous of colours. For the flamboyant JJ Wickelmann and the British genius Josiah Wedgewood, white embodied all the Enlightenment values of justice, equality and reason.
Episodes 2016
59:00

1. Gold

Expired 3.0 14 x
For the very first civilisations and also our own, the yellow lustre of gold is the most alluring and intoxicating colour of all. From the midst of pre-history to a bunker deep beneath the Bank of England, Dr James Fox reveals how golden treasures made across the ages reflect everything we have held as sacred.
Episodes 2014

2. Blue

3.0 21 x
Dr James Fox explores how, in the hands of artists, the colours gold, blue and white have stirred our emotions, changed the way we behave and even altered the course of history.
Episodes 2013

3. White

3.0 24 x
How the colour white embodied the Enlightenment values of justice, equality and reason.(R)

2. Blue

3.0 25 x
Dr James Fox explores how the discovery of lapis lazuli turned blue into an exotic colour.(R)

1. Gold

3.0 22 x
How golden treasures made across the ages reflect everything we have held as sacred.(R)
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