Great Artists in Their Own Words

November 2016
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November 30, 2016

Expired 3.0 9 x
Last of a three-part series which unlocks the BBC archives to tell the story of modern art in the words of the artists themselves looks at how radical late 20th-century artists took on centuries of art history and won - from the notorious 'bricks' of Carl Andre to the 'living sculptures' Gilbert and George, from the shockingly explicit photography of Robert Mapplethorpe to the powerful nudes of Lucian Freud and sensational pickled sharks of Damien Hirst.
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November 23, 2016

Expired 4.0 5 x
Second in a series unlocking the BBC archives to tell the story of modern art in the words of the artists themselves - from the tortured images of Francis Bacon born of the horror of the Second World War to the joyous, sometimes ironical celebration of consumer affluence in the pop art of Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol to the hedonistic freedom of the paintings of David Hockney.
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November 16, 2016

Expired 3.0 7 x
The first episode of the series unlocks the BBC archives to tell the story of the birth of modern art, in the words of the artists who created a cultural revolution - from the startling innovations of Picasso to the explosion of colour in the paintings of Matisse, to LS Lowry's industrial cityscapes and the often shocking work of surrealists like Max Ernst, Magritte and Dali.
May 2013

3. But Is it Art? (1976-1993)

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How radical late 20th-century artists took on centuries of art history and won.

2. Out of the Darkness (1939-1966)

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Documentary series unlocking the archives to tell the story of the birth of modern art.

1. The Future Is Now (1907-1939)

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The story of modern art as told in the words of the artists who helped create it.
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