Learn Through Videos: Arts
This is a collection of links to educational videos about artists and arts, which are made for a general audience. The videos listed in this collection include lectures and documentary films about artists, visual arts, architecture, performing arts, and art history. They explore hundreds of different paintings and sculptures; look at why humans developed imagery or visual art and how visual art has influenced society; trace the story of music from the ancient world to the modern day; show how elements such as melody, rhythm, and texture create an infinite variety of sounds; explore beautiful and precious man-made objects in the world; and explore the history of photography. And also they tell stories about the lives and works of great artists.
Tales of Winter: The Art of Snow and Art
This film charts how mankind's ever changing struggle with winter has been reflected in western art throughout the ages, resulting in images that are now amongst the greatest paintings of all time.
Vincent: The Full Story
In this documentary series, Waldemar Januszczak explores Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh's life and his paintings in a chronological order from his birth to death.
Paul Cezanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century.
This is a four-part television series detailing the life and work of four giants of 20th century art: Henri Matisse; Pablo Picasso; Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol.
Modern Art - A Complete Guide
This is a 1974 American documentary film directed by Herbert Kline detailing the revolution in art instigated by Cezanne that became MODERN ART.
This is Modern Art
This is a six-part documentary series presented by Matthew Collings, telling the story of Modern art from Picasso to Damien Hirst.
The Shock of the New
This is a eight-part BBC documentary series presented by Robert Hughes, examining the development of modern art since the Impressionists.
The Art of Spain
This explores Spanish art from beautiful Moorish palaces and mosques around 1000 years ago to modern Spanish architecture.
The Art of France
This is a three-part BBC art documentary hosted by Andrew Graham-Dixon, which takes us on a stunning visual journey through French art history.
The Art of Scandinavia
This 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.
The Art of Australia
This is a three-part BBC documentary series hosted by Edmund Capon, exploring the story of Australian art through the country's rich cultural traditions stretching back 30,000 years.
The Art of China
This is a three-part BBC documentary series hosted by Andrew Graham-Dixon, exploring the art of China from ancient times to the present.
The Art of America
This is a three-part BBC documentary series presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, exploring the history of American art.
The Art of Russia
This is a BBC documentary series presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, exploring Russian art from the origins of the Russian icon from its roots in Byzantium to today.
The Art of Germany
This is a BBC documentary series presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, exploring German art from the Middle Ages and Renaissance to the 20th century.