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Contrasting outlooks of Victorian London by Marx and Monet

Duration: 02:23

During the late 19th century, Claude Monet and Karl Marx shared London as their home. But the capital’s fogbound streets left very different impressions on the two men. Monet saw beauty in the mysterious effect the thick fog had on London's skyline. For Marx, however, hidden beneath this smog was an underworld of hellish poverty and injustice - everything he railed against.

Available since: Tue 22 May 2012


Sian Phillips
Sam Hobkinson
Sam Hobkinson
Executive Producer
Basil Comely

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A Picture of London

A film evoking the city as seen by painters, photographers, film-makers and writers.

First broadcast: 26 May 2012

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