This weekend's culture dose
Culture and Art documentaries to choose from this week
174 min • UK, Award winners, Arts, Culture • 2014
From auteur director Frederick Wiseman comes this epic film that goes inside one of the great museums of the world: The National Gallery In London.
We meet the docents and restorers but most importantly spend time with the main attractions, experiencing the joy of masters like Vermeer and Caravaggio, Titian and Velázquez, Pissarro and Rubens.
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Private View: The Art of Collecting
450 min • Culture, Arts, History • 2017
The great art collectors of the world open their doors in a series which reveals unseen treasures.
From Islamic Art to Venetian glass, images from the dawn of photography and exquisite pocket watches.
England’s foremost collector of Old Masters and a vacuum cleaner salesman who ended up with 2,500 works by Modern British artists.
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The Renaissance Unchained
240 min • Arts, History, Italy • 2016
In this four-part series critic and writer Waldemar Januszczak challenges the traditional review that art’s most important epoch originated in southern Europe, advocating a case for the north instead.
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