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Bradley Cooper, Adventures of the Black Square, Islamic art, Paula Hawkins

Bradley Cooper on American Sniper, 100 years of abstract art in Adventures of the Black Square, novelist Paula Hawkins and the history of images of the Prophet Muhammad in art.

Bradley Cooper talks to Samira Ahmed about playing US Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood's new film American Sniper.

Iwona Blazwick, curator of a new exhibition Adventures of the Black Square, explains how abstraction has reflected politics and society across the globe from Malevich's painting of a single black square in 1915 to the present.

Novelist Paula Hawkins discusses her new thriller The Girl on the Train, about a commuter who puts herself in danger when she gets involved in something she sees out of the window of the carriage.

With the controversy surrounding the cover of this week's French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Dr Sussan Babaie from the Courtauld Institute of Art considers the history of images of the Prophet Muhammad in the tradition of Islamic art.

Producer Rebecca Armstrong.

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Chapters

  • Bradley Cooper

    Duration: 07:38

  • The Prophet Muhammad in Art

    Duration: 05:16

  • Adventures of the Black Square

    Duration: 06:53

  • Paula Hawkins

    Duration: 07:55

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper
American Sniper opens in cinemas nationwide from January 16, certificate 15
Photo Credit: Keith Bernstein

Paula Hawkins

Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train is out January 15, published by Doubleday

Adventures of the Black Square

Adventures of the Black Square

Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 – 2015 is on at the Whitechapel Gallery from January 15 until April 6 2015

Image: Kazimir Malevich
Black and White. Suprematist Composition
1915
Oil on Canvas
80 x 80 cm
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Donation 2004 from Bengt and Jelena Jangfeldt

The Prophet Muhammad in Art

Dr Sussan Babaie talks about the history of images of the Prophet Muhammad in art

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Presenter Samira Ahmed
Producer Rebecca Armstrong
Interviewed Guest Bradley Cooper
Interviewed Guest Iwona Blazwick
Interviewed Guest Paula Hawkins
Interviewed Guest Sussan Babaie

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