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The Art of Germany

The Art of Germany is a BBC documentary series presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, exploring German art from the Middle Ages and Renaissance to the 20th century. The series consists of three episodes, each of which looks at German art in a different times. The first episode "A Divided Land" looks at the German art of the Middle Ages and Renaissance; the second episode "Dream and Machine" explores German art by looking at the tumultuous 19th century and early 20th century; and the third and final episode "In the Shadow of Hitler" explores the German art of the dark and difficult times of the 20th century.

Episode 1 - A Divided Land
Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the German art of the Middle Ages and Renaissance; he visits the towering cathedral of Cologne; and he looks at the woodcuts of Albrecht Durer and the cosmic visions of the painter Albrecht Altdorfer.

Episode 2 - Dream and Machine
Andrew Graham-Dixon looks at the German art of the tumultuous 19th century and early 20th century, and how artists were at the forefront of Germany's drive to become a single nation.

Episode 3 - In the Shadow of Hitler
Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the German art of the dark and difficult times of the 20th century, from the work of Otto Dix and George Grosz and the age of the Bauhaus to the post-war painters Georg Baselitz, Hilla Becher and the conceptual artist Joseph Beuys.


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