Modern Masters is a four-part BBC documentary series presented by Alastair Sooke, detailing the life and work of four giants of 20th century art: Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, and Andy Warhol. During the course of the series, Alastair Sooke explores why these artists are considered so important and examines how their influence can still be seen in our world today.
Episode 1 - Andy Warhol
This episode uncovers how brilliantly Andy Warhol pinpointed and portrayed our obsessions with consumerism, celebrity and the media, and then went on to re-invent them.
Episode 2 - Henri Matisse
This episode discovers how much the artist Henri Matisse has influenced our modern lives, tracing the biography of the artist and exploring some of his greatest works.
Episode 3 - Pablo Picasso
This episode investigates how Pablo Picasso's influence continues to pervade modern life today, in the shape of buildings, interior design, clothes and contemporary art.
Episode 4 - Salvador Dali
Talking to Dali fans from Mighty Boosh comedian Noel Fielding to contemporary artist Jeff Koons, this episode reveals the pervading influence of Salvador Dali and his brand of surrealism.
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