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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Winter was not always beautiful. Until Pieter Bruegel painted Hunters in the Snow, the long bitter months had never been transformed into a thing of beauty. This documentary charts how mankind's ever-changing struggle with winter has been reflected in western art throughout the ages, resulting in images that are now amongst the greatest paintings of all time. With contributions from Grayson Perry, Will Self, Don McCullin and many others, the film takes an eclectic group of people from all walks of life out into the cold to reflect on the paintings that have come to define the art of snow and ice.

Last on

Thu 21 Feb 2013 00:30 BBC Four

Credits

Director
Spike Geilinger
Director
Spike Geilinger
Executive Producer
Greg Sanderson
Executive Producer
Greg Sanderson

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