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Private Life of an Easter Masterpiece

Series 2

The Descent from the Cross

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

The Descent from The Cross by Rogier Van der Weyden is a rich feast for art lovers, but what is the secret history of this world-renowned painting? Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

The stories behind iconic pieces of art. The Last Supper revolutionized Western art and its power reverberates to this day in the courts, bookshops and cinemas. Show more

Private Life of an Easter Masterpiece

Series 1

Christ of St. John of the Cross

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

The stories behind iconic pieces of art. Salvador Dali’s strange crucifixion is often called the greatest religious painting of the 20th century.

Private Life of an Easter Masterpiece

Series 2

The Taking of Christ

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Documentary examining the story of Caravaggio's masterpiece The Taking of Christ, which disappeared for 200 years, only to be rediscovered in 1990. Show more