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Albrecht Durer and self portraiture
Albrecht Durer and self portraiture

Duration: 02:07

Art critic Laura Cumming discusses Albrecht Durer’s 15th Century self-portrait.

 
An artist's language of landscape
An artist's language of landscape

Duration: 03:37

Mary Lloyd Jones celebrates 20 years as a professional artist with a new exhibition, 'First Language', at Oriel Mon, Llangefni, Anglesey.

 
Art practice: personal responses
Art practice: personal responses

Duration: 06:42

Three painters describe their individual ways of responding to their subject.

 
Artist Fiona Rae mixes paint
Artist Fiona Rae mixes paint

Duration: 05:29

Artist Fiona Rae demonstrates how she uses colour, paint and form to create a painting.

 
Artist Paula Rego
Artist Paula Rego

Duration: 04:37

Artist Paula Rego describes how she was inspired by Portuguese folklore, and describes the processes she went through to create her painting 'The Sculptress'. She talks about the painting she produced after her husband died.

 
Bronzino: exhibition and reappraisal of a Renaissance artist
Bronzino: exhibition and reappraisal of a Renaissance artist

Duration: 01:49

Andrew Graham Dixon visits the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy, to view a landmark exhibition of work by Bronzino, artist and poet to the Court of Medici.

 
Car artist revs up
Car artist revs up

Duration: 01:32

is an artist who uses remote control cars to paint.

 
Contrasting outlooks of Victorian London by Marx and Monet
Contrasting outlooks of Victorian London by Marx and Monet

Duration: 02:23

Two contrasting outlooks on London in the late 19th century. One from the philosopher Karl Marx and the other from the Impressionist painter Claude Monet. Extracts are read from the writings of Monet and Karl Marx to describe London.

 
Exhibition on Futurism
Exhibition on Futurism

Duration: 07:46

Andrew Graham-Dixon looks at the 'Futurism' exhibition at Tate Modern in 2009.

 
Figurative painting: the development of Peter Howson’s St John Ogilvie commission
Figurative painting: the development of Peter Howson’s St John Ogilvie commission

Duration: 02:26

Dynamic documentary clip showing figurative painter Peter Howson starting work on his depiction of the Scottish saint John Ogilvie.

 
Justin Mortimer
Justin Mortimer

Duration: 03:41

Justin Mortimer talks about how he captures personality from quick sketches to a detailed final painting.

 
Mark Rothko's colour canvases on show
Mark Rothko's colour canvases on show

Duration: 02:01

An exhibition of Rothko's later work at the Tate Modern gallery, London.

 
Pablo Picasso - Jeff Koons and 'The Kiss'
Pablo Picasso - Jeff Koons and 'The Kiss'

Duration: 01:57

The American artist Jeff Koons explains his love of a late Picasso painting, 'The Kiss' (1969).

 
Painter Robert Maclaurin
Painter Robert Maclaurin

Duration: 03:39

Artist Robert Maclaurin works in his sketchbook on a mountain in Scotland and demonstrates how and why he paints a large scale landscape.

 
Painting - colour mixing using the colour wheel
Painting - colour mixing using the colour wheel

Duration: 01:53

Artist Julie Bennett demonstrates how to use the colour wheel to mix colours on a paint palette, including primary, secondary and complementary colours. She also shows how to mix your own black and resulting greys.

 
Painting - mixing skin tone
Painting - mixing skin tone

Duration: 01:33

Artist Julie Bennett shows how to mix a skin tone colour to match a photographic reference, using primary colours to mix a colour based on one of her own source photographs.

 
Painting - preparing surfaces
Painting - preparing surfaces

Duration: 02:03

Artist Julie Bennett demonstrates how to prepare and prime canvas, paper, MDF and wood in preparation for painting.

 
Painting - using a limited colour palette
Painting - using a limited colour palette

Duration: 01:41

Artist Julie Bennett demonstrates how she works with a limited palette of seven oil colours.

 
Painting - using different brushes
Painting - using different brushes

Duration: 01:31

Artist Julie Bennett demonstrates the potential of using different sizes and types of brush to create a variety of lines and marks.

 
Painting a self-portrait using a photographic reference
Painting a self-portrait using a photographic reference

Duration: 01:37

Artist Julie Bennett demonstrates how she works on a self-portrait using a photographic reference. She discusses the colours, layering and mixing of paint and the impact on different areas of the painting.

 
Peter Howson - the difficulties of painting the St John Ogilvie commission
Peter Howson - the difficulties of painting the St John Ogilvie commission

Duration: 02:50

Scottish figurative painter Peter Howson is shown virtually obliterating the painting of John Ogilvie he has been working on for months and talking about the difficulties of the piece.

 
Peter Howson - the influence of religious imagery
Peter Howson - the influence of religious imagery

Duration: 01:43

Contemporary Scottish figurative artist Peter Howson discusses his use of religious imagery and the inspiration for this from his personal experience.

 
Picasso exhibition at National Gallery, London
Picasso exhibition at National Gallery, London

Duration: 14:34

Tour of 'Picasso: Challenging the Past', an exhibition at London's National Gallery in 2009.

 
Positive reflections in a negative space
Positive reflections in a negative space

Duration: 3:06

Artist Saleem Arif explores spirituality in his work.

 
Royal Academy summer exhibition
Royal Academy summer exhibition

Duration: 04:34

Andrew Graham–Dixon uncovers the rivalry that often occurs when the Royal Academy has its annual summer exhibition.

 
Salvador Dali - the landscape of Cadaques
Salvador Dali - the landscape of Cadaques

Duration: 01:55

The extraordinary coastline of the Cadaques region in Spain had a lasting impression on Salvador Dali.

 
Sistine chapel ceiling
Sistine chapel ceiling

Duration: 06:03

A look at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo.

 
The craft of narrow boat painting
The craft of narrow boat painting

Duration: 02:40

Demonstrates how to incorporate traditional art forms and contemporary painting.

 
The Discovery of Spain exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy
The Discovery of Spain exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy

Duration: 07:44

Exploration of the Discovery of Spain exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy, 2009.

 
The Vasari corridor - a world of self-portraits
The Vasari corridor - a world of self-portraits

Duration: 03:32

Art critic Laura Cumming visits the Uffizi Gallery in Florence to explore the Vasari corridor. It which was designed by Vasari and built in 1564 to house the largest collection of self-portraits in the world started by the Medici family.

 
Thinking big about painting
Thinking big about painting

Duration: 6:37

A visit to Fiona Rae's studio reveals an abstract approach to painting.

 
Watercolour artist Eileen Cooper
Watercolour artist Eileen Cooper

Duration: 03:00

Artist Eileen Cooper demonstrates how she uses watercolours, preparing her paper by wetting it first then applying the paint. She uses her imagination to create work from her subconscious.

 

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