A new season of programmes exploring one of art’s most groundbreaking forms.
Four acclaimed artists reimagine our idents for Abstract Season
1961 BBC documentary about Barbara Hepworth working in her studio in St. Ives.
Matthew Collings watches artist Paul Tonkin throwing paint to make a piece of art.
Critic Matthew Collings charts the rise of abstract art over the last 100 years.
The story of abstract art in Britain through the words of some of its leading lights.
Film following Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama during preparations for a retrospective.
Architect Zaha Hadid tells how her work is influenced by abstract artist Kazimir Malevich.
1968 film by artist Yayoi Kusama with a psychedelic feel and non-narrative structure.
Rothko thought figurative art no longer had what it took to connect us to human tragedy.
Alan Yentob meets Anish Kapoor, one of Britain's most accomplished and popular sculptors.
A profile of Howard Hodgkin, one of Britain's most successful living painters.
A look at how Cornish landscapes have influenced sculptor Barbara Hepworth's work. (1961)
Profile of John Hoyland, seen by many as England's finest abstract painter. (1979)
John Read shares his memories of the artist he filmed six times over 28 years. (1986)
Germaine Greer interviews pioneer abstract artist Paule Vézelay. (1984)
A focus on abstract artists, including William Hayter and Patrick Heron.