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Gang of Four

Waldemar Januszczak explores the revolutionary achievements of the Impressionists. He delves into the back stories of Pissarro, Monet, Renoir and Bazille.

Art writer Waldemar Januszczak explores the revolutionary achievements of the Impressionists. In the first episode, Waldemar delves into the back stories of four of the most influential Impressionists - Pissarro, Monet, Renoir and Bazille - who together laid the foundations of the artistic movement. He finds out what social and cultural influences drove them to their style of painting, how they were united and how ultimately they challenged and changed art forever.

Waldemar journeys from the shores of the West Indies, to the progressive city of Paris to the suburbs of South London, where these four artists drew inspiration from the cities and towns in which they lived. Whether it be the infamous spot on the river Seine - La Grenouillere - where Monet and Renoir beautifully captured animated people, iridescent light and undulating water or the minimalist, non-sensationalised illustrations of Pissarro's coarse countryside paintings, Waldemar discovers how the Impressionists broke conventions by depicting every day encounters within the unpredictable and ever changing sights around them.

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1 hour

Last on

Mon 17 Jan 2022 20:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:11

    Madrid Pimps

    Intro (Con Javi Aka El Brujo)

  • 00:12

    Lenox

    American Coast (feat. Ben Mazué & Akil)

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Waldemar Januszczak
Writer Waldemar Januszczak
Producer Susan Doyon

Broadcasts

  • Sat 16 Jul 2011 20:00
  • Sun 17 Jul 2011 01:00
  • Thu 21 Jul 2011 23:30
  • Tue 8 Nov 2011 01:40
  • Mon 17 Jan 2022 20:00

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