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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

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

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

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

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 10 months

Series looking at American art. Waldemar Januszczak looks at America's most controversial cultural territory - the interstitial America of small towns and trailer parks. Show more

The Renaissance Unchained

Episode 1: Gods, Myths and Oil Paints

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Waldemar Januszczak challenges the idea of the Renaissance having fixed origins in Italy and showcases northern European artists like Van Eyck and Durer. Show more

The Renaissance Unchained

Episode 2: Whips, Deaths and Madonnas

Duration: 60 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Waldemar Januszczak traces the Italian Renaissance from its perceived origins with Giotto, and looks at the importance of religious narrative in art. Show more

Handmade in Bolton

Series 1

Nottingham Alabaster

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Dr Janina Ramirez sets ex-forger Shaun Greenhalgh the challenge of making an alabaster carving of the kind mass-produced in Catholic England in the centuries before the Reformation. Show more

Handmade in Bolton

Series 1

Visigothic Brooch

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Oxford historian Dr Janina Ramirez sets Shaun Greenhalgh, once a prolific forger, the challenge of making a jewelled eagle brooch of the kind worn by Visigoth chieftains in the Dark Ages. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 7 months

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

The Impressionists: Painting and Revolution

Episode 2: The Great Outdoors

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 7 months

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

The Impressionists: Painting and Revolution

Episode 3: Painting the People

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 7 months

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 Four HD

Available for 7 months

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

Handmade in Bolton

Series 1

Palissy Plate

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Ex-forger Shaun Greenhalgh is set the task of making a Renaissance animal plate of the type invented by the great French potter Bernard Palissy. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Artists love the story of Mary Magdalene. Waldemar Januszczak explores how the image of Mary Magdalene has evolved in art. Show more

Contributors

Composer:
Simon Russell
Editor:
Kirsi Pyy
Executive Producer:
Peter Grimsdale
On-line editing:
Rob Grainger
Production Company:
ZCZ Films

Front Row Late

Series 1

Episode 8: Turner Prize 2017

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

A Turner Prize special ahead of the 2017 winner announcement, following this year's shortlisted artists including interviews and a special guest performance. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brenda Emmanus
Participant:
Maureen Lipman
Participant:
David Bailey
Participant:
Polly Morgan
Performer:
Martin Creed
Series Producer:
Martina Hall
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Artsnight

Series 4

Episode 6: What Has the Turner Prize Ever Done for Us?

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Magazine arts show. Waldemar Januszczak looks back over three decades of the Turner Prize to learn more about our relationship to the relevance and purpose of contemporary art. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
John Mullen
Executive Producer:
Janet Lee

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