THE ART OF FRANCE

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.

 

 

REVIEWS:

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


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

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