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There Will Be Blood

Episode 2 of 3

Andrew Graham-Dixon explores how art took a dramatic turn after the French Revolution, looking at artists including Jacques-Louis David, Delacroix and Gericault.

Andrew Graham-Dixon explores how art in France took a dramatic turn following the French Revolution that ushered in a bold new world. From the execution of King Louis XVI and the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte - a figure who simultaneously repelled and inspired artists of his time - through to the rise of Romanticism and an art of seduction, sex and high drama, Andrew explores artists including Jacques-Louis David - whose art appeared on the barricades and in the streets - as well as the work of Delacroix, Ingres and the tragic but brilliant Theodore Gericault.

1 hour

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

  • 00:37

    Marc Streitenfeld

    Small Beginnings

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Role Contributor
Presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon
Producer Basil Comely
Executive Producer Basil Comely
Series Producer Silvia Sacco
Production Manager Imogen Stringer

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