Image for Breaking with tradition

Breaking with tradition

Duration: 01:56

Rubens depiction of a Castle's grounds as an endless world of plenty, and Rembrandt's more humble later self portraits went against the grain of celebrating wealth and private property. Presented by John Berger

Available since: Fri 17 Jun 2011


John Berger

This clip is from

Ways of Seeing Episode 3

3/4 The invention of oil paint around 1400 enabled an unprecedented degree of realism.

First broadcast: 30 Sep 2008

Image for Episode 3 Not currently available on BBC iPlayer

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss