There will be blood

Andrew Graham-Dixon explores how art in France took a dramatic turn following the French Revolution that ushered in a bold new world. From the execution of King Louis XVI and the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte – afigure who simultaneously repelled and inspired artists of his time – through to the rise of Romanticism and an art of seduction, sex and high drama, Andrew explores artists including Jacques-Louis David – whose art appeared on the barricades and in the streets – as well as the work of Delacroix, Ingres and the tragic but brilliant Theodore Gericault.




daily telegraphArt of France was proof that the BBC can still make intelligent cultural documentaries”

the times.png  “… a demonstration of how a presenter can turn a daunting history lesson into an unexpected gift to every potato lying recumbent on its couch”

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“We need more TV shows like the BBC’s ‘Art of France’”

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