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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

The art colony of St Ives in Cornwall became as important as Paris or London in the history of modernism during a golden creative period between the 1920s and 1960s. The dramatic lives and works of eight artists who most made this miracle possible, from Kit Wood and Alfred Wallis to Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson, are featured in a documentary which offers an alternative history of the 20th century avant-garde as well as a vivid portrayal of the history and landscapes of Cornwall itself.

Last on

Thu 17 Jan 2013 02:00 BBC Four

Credits

Executive Producer
Adam Kemp
Director
Spike Geilinger

Broadcasts

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