Series looking at American art. The first episode is set in the Wild West and begins with the sublime art of the Hudson River School.
Series looking at American art. The first episode is set in the Wild West and begins with the sublime art of the Hudson River School, whose 19th-century evocations of the vastness of America did so much to fuel the myth of the promised land. Another huge influence was the mysterious rock art of Native Americans, which set a stirring precedent for non-naturalistic painting. The film culminates in a celebration of Jackson Pollock, born in Cody, Wyoming, who arrived in New York wearing a Stetson and cowboy boots, and whose famous drip paintings were influenced heavily by both the moods of the American west and the example of Native American artists.
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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Production Manager||Victoria Nosovich|
|Production Company||ZCZ Films|