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The Art of Scandinavia

The Art of Scandinavia is a three-part documentary series hosted by Andrew Graham-Dixon, exploring the history of Scandinavia through its art. Scandinavia - a land of extremes, on the edge of Europe. In this series, Andrew Graham-Dixon looks at the relationship between art, history and landscape in Norway, Denmark and Sweden from the Middle Ages to the present.

Episode 1 - Dark Night of the Soul
Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the extraordinary art to come out of the dark Norwegian soul, most famous for producing The Scream by Edvard Munch.

Episode 2 - Once Upon a Time in Denmark
Denmark emerges from modest beginnings to become one of the greatest powers and arbiters of taste in northern Europe, a story of incredible transformation befitting the homeland of the greatest fairytale spinner of them all, Hans Christian Andersen, creator of The Ugly Duckling and The Emperor's New Clothes.

Episode 3 - Democratic in Design
Andrew Graham-Dixon arrives in Sweden - home of IKEA and a tradition of brilliant furniture design stretching back to the early years of the 20th century.


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