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Mechanical Paradise

The Shock of the New Episode 1 of 8

Series on the development of modern art from 1880 to the present, presented by Robert Hughes. The first episode shows how the development of technology influenced art between 1880 and end of WWI.

Hughes discusses Cubism, a movement started by Pablo Picasso and developed by Georges Braque, in which multiple viewpoints of a subject were compressed into a single view. Hughes details how African carvings and Spanish culture had a key influence on works such as Picasso's Demoiselles D'Avignon.

55 minutes

Last on

Mon 27 Aug 2012 23:00


Role Contributor
PresenterRobert Hughes
ProducerLorna Pegram

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