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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 7 months

Laura Cumming takes a journey through more than 500 years of self-portraits and finds out how the greatest names in western art transformed themselves into their own masterpieces. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Laura Cumming
Interviewed Guest:
Julian Barnes
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Wallinger
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Callow
Interviewed Guest:
Patrick Hughes
Interviewed Guest:
Ulrike Hirhager
Interviewed Guest:
Tai Shan Schierenberg
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Life Drawing Live!

2021

Pose Cam

Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 4 months

Draw along at home with uninterrupted views of life models while Josie d’Arby and Nicky Philipps give the lowdown on the art behind the poses. Show more

Arena

Cindy Sherman #untitled

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

A rare insight into the work of Cindy Sherman, one of the world's leading, and most elusive, contemporary artists. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Cindy Sherman
Interviewed Guest:
Kim Cattrall
Interviewed Guest:
Gaby Hoffmann
Producer:
Clare Beavan
Executive Producer:
Janet Lee
Director:
Clare Beavan
Production Company:
BBC Studios

Brand

Arena

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 2 months

Sam Roddick explores the enduring appeal of Botticelli's The Birth of Venus, one of the most celebrated paintings in western art and a joyous celebration of female sexuality. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sam Roddick
Executive Producer:
Richard Bright
Series Producer:
Matthew Springford

Art on the BBC

Series 1

The Story of the Nude

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Humans have been drawing nudes for almost 30,000 years. Kate Bryan explores six decades of BBC archive to discover how television has influenced our understanding of the nude. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kate Bryan
Interviewed Guest:
Louisa Buck
Interviewed Guest:
Rowan Pelling
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Street
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Executive Producer:
Ed Stobart

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 7 months

Laura Cumming takes a journey through more than 500 years of self-portraits and finds out how the greatest names in western art transformed themselves into their own masterpieces. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Laura Cumming
Interviewed Guest:
Julian Barnes
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Wallinger
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Callow
Interviewed Guest:
Patrick Hughes
Interviewed Guest:
Ulrike Hirhager
Interviewed Guest:
Tai Shan Schierenberg
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

BBC Four HD

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