A look at the work of Florentine artist Tommaso Masaccio, as well as his contemporaries, including Donatello and Gentile da Fabriano.
Sir Lawrence Gowing examines the life and work of Jan Vermeer, explaining the role he played in the development of painting.
Sir Lawrence Gowing discusses Paul Cezanne's themes and techniques, including the influence of Pissarro.
Sir Lawrence Gowing looks at the life and work of Spanish painter Francisco Goya, explaining how the Napoleonic wars in Spain led him to take an increasingly pessimistic view of human nature.
Sir Lawrence Gowing looks at the life and work of French painter Henri Matisse, touching on his experiments with different art forms and exploring how his travels were reflected in his work.
Sir Lawrence Gowing shines a spotlight on the work of painter and architect Giotto di Bondone.
Sir Lawrence Gowing explores the work of Rembrandt van Rijn and discusses whether he was "the greatest of all painters".
Sir Lawrence Gowing introduces a look at the works of one of the most celebrated English artists, J.M.W. Turner, and takes us on a guided tour of some of his masterpieces.
Sir Lawrence Gowing looks at the life and work of Dutch painter Pieter Bruegel.