Modern Beauty Season

Modern Beauty Season

Modern Beauty Season


Broadcast during November and December 2009, the Modern Beauty Season examined the perception of beauty both in modern and classical art forms through a collection of films on BBC Two and BBC Four.

Programmes in the season


What is Beauty? Art critic and broadcaster Matthew Collings presented a mischievous guide to beauty from the earliest points in history through to the present day.

What is Beauty? on BBC TwoWhat is Beauty? on BBC Two_____________________________________________________________

School of Saatchi. Six people were selected to attend an Art School established uniquely for them, where they developed their work under the tutelage of some of the most innovative names in the art world today.

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Ugly Beauty. Art critic Waldemar Januszczak flew the flag for modern art, as he argued that art today is as interested in beauty as it always has been.

Ugly Beauty on BBC Two
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Where Is Modern Art Now? A documentary from historian and art expert Gus Casely-Hayford, who took a journey to discover the state of British art today.

Where Is Modern Art Now? on BBC Four
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Why Beauty Matters. Writer and philosopher Roger Scruton argued for the principles of classical art.

Why Beauty Matters on BBC Two
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The Art on Your Wall. Sue Perkins provided some context for the debate by looking at the art we hang on our walls, and tracing back some of the most popular prints of our time.

The Art On Your Wall on BBC TwoThe Art On Your Wall on BBC Two

About the season

IN BRIEF


Modern Beauty was a season of programmes broadcast across BBC Two and BBC Four.

TRANSMISSION DATE


Originally broadcast during November and December 2009.

CHANNELS

Moderan Beauty Season on BBC Two and BBC Four
BBC Two BBC Four

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