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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Waldemar Januszczak brings the Baroque home with an exploration of the English Baroque at London's Hawksmoor churches and Christopher Wren's iconic St Paul's Cathedral. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Waldemar Januszczak celebrates the nocturnal art of Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Velazquez, Hopper and Magritte as he explores art's edgy relationship with the night. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright
Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright

The Impressionists: Painting and Revolution

Episode 3: Painting the People

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Waldemar Januszczak continues his investigation of the Impressionists, focusing this time on the people they painted and in particular the works of Edgar Degas. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Waldemar Januszczak takes a closer look at the last years of Impressionism, particularly the influences on and work of Georges Seurat, and Van Gogh's time in Paris. Show more

Start the Week

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Discussion programme. Tom Sutcliffe meets the composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, art critic Waldemar Januszczak, acoustic engineer Trevor Cox and psychologist Victoria Williamson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Maxwell Davies
Interviewed Guest:
Trevor Cox
Interviewed Guest:
Waldemar Januszczak
Interviewed Guest:
Victoria Williamson
Producer:
Katy Hickman

The Dark Ages: An Age of Light

Episode 4: The Men of the North

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Waldemar Januszczak looks at the Vikings with their intricately-decorated long ships, and the Irish and Anglo-Saxons' manuscript illumination and jewellery. Show more

The Impressionists: Painting and Revolution

Episode 2: The Great Outdoors

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Waldemar Januszczak continues his investigation of the Impressionists by taking us outdoors to their most famous locations. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Waldemar Januszczak explores the revolutionary achievements of the Impressionists. He delves into the back stories of Pissarro, Monet, Renoir and Bazille. Show more

The Art Mysteries with Waldemar Januszczak

Series 1

Gauguin's Vision After the Sermon

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Waldemar Januszczak uncovers the symbols and mystery within Gauguin’s epic religious painting about good and evil, temptation and desire. Show more

The Art Mysteries with Waldemar Januszczak

Series 1

Van Gogh's Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Waldemar Januszczak studies Van Gogh's Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and discovers within the painting a startling secret. Show more

Front Row

The Survivalist, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Shakespeare in the Royal Library, The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Arts news with Kirsty Lang, including the post-apocalyptic world of The Survivalist, and Strapless, a new production from The Royal Ballet with music by Mark-Anthony Turnage. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest:
Mark-Anthony Turnage
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin O'Hare
Interviewed Guest:
Oliver Urquhart Irvine
Interviewed Guest:
Vicky Armstrong
Interviewed Guest:
Waldemar Januszczak
Producer:
Angie Nehring

Front Row

Tony Jordan and Ron Howard, plus Kurt Masur remembered

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Arts news, interviews and reviews with guests Tony Jordan and Ron Howard. Plus Kurt Masur remembered and an alternative image of Christmas. Presented by John Wilson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Ron Howard
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Jordan
Interviewed Guest:
Norman Lebrecht
Interviewed Guest:
Waldemar Januszczak
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

The Art Mysteries with Waldemar Januszczak

Series 1

Cezanne's Card Players

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Why did Cezanne paint two old men hunched over a game of cards? Waldemar Januszczak explores the artist's religious beliefs to uncover the secrets of a haunting masterpiece. Show more

The Art Mysteries with Waldemar Januszczak

Series 1

Seurat's Les Poseuses

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Why did Seurat place his masterpiece, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, in the background of what is probably his least-known painting, Les Poseuses? Show more

Front Row

Timothy Spall, Picasso Museum, Maria João Pires, Memphis

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Arts news. Timothy Spall on playing Mr Turner in Mike Leigh's film, the Picasso Museum in Paris re-opens, acclaimed Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires, and Memphis the musical. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Damian Barr
Interviewed Guest:
Timothy Spall
Interviewed Guest:
Waldemar Januszczak
Interviewed Guest:
Maria Pires
Interviewed Guest:
Gaylene Gould
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

The Dark Ages: An Age of Light

Episode 2: What the Barbarians Did for Us

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Focusing on the Huns, Vandals and Goths, Waldemar Januszczak follows each tribe's European journey and discovers the art they produced along the way. Show more