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In Pictures

Art of the Sea Episode 1 of 2

As an island nation the sea has exerted a powerful influence on some of Britain's best known artists. It has led to some of the finest British paintings from the likes of Constable and Turner and continues to be fertile territory for prominent artists today.

Poet and author Owen Sheers examines our changing relationship to the sea over the last four centuries and how this is reflected in the work of artists who have tried to capture its ever-changing essence in the stillness of a canvas, sculpture or photograph.

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Thu 18 Aug 2011 02:00

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Role Contributor
PresenterOwen Sheers
Executive ProducerJo Roe
DirectorMatthew Springford
ProducerMatthew Springford