Private Life of a Masterpiece

Private Life of a Masterpiece

2001 - 2007,
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Episode Guide

  • Private Life of a Masterpiece - Liberty Leading the People (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Liberty Leading the People

    One of the most famous of all revolutionary paintings is Delacroix's heroine.

  • Private Life of a Masterpiece - Portrait of the Artist's Mother (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Portrait of the Artist's Mother

    Whistler's much-satirised picture of his elderly Puritan mother was notable for a lack of sentimentality previously common in the Victorian era and loathed by the artist himself.

  • Private Life of a Masterpiece - Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte

    French impressionist George Seurat is credited with developing pointillism.

  • Private Life of a Masterpiece - Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Les Demoiselles d'Avignon

    Picasso's controversial masterpiece 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon' was one of the key modern artworks that set the 20th century on its way.

  • Private Life of a Masterpiece - Sunflowers (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Sunflowers

    The hidden story behind Vincent van Gogh's famous painting 'Sunflowers.'

  • Private Life of a Masterpiece - Vermeer's 'The Art of Painting' (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Vermeer's 'The Art of Painting'

    Vermeer's only picture that portrays an artist With a model.

  • Private Life of a Masterpiece - The Great Wave (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    The Great Wave

    Hokusai's 'The Great Wave' is arguably the most famous of all Oriental paintings.

  • Private Life of a Masterpiece - Degas' The Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    Degas' The Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen

  • Private Life of a Masterpiece - Uccello's Battle of San Romano (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    Uccello's Battle of San Romano

    A 15th century painting that was an early example of perspective.

  • Private Life of a Masterpiece - Delacroix's 'Liberty Leading the People' (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    Delacroix's 'Liberty Leading the People'

  • Private Life of a Masterpiece - Klimpt's 'The Kiss' (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    Klimpt's 'The Kiss'

  • Private Life of a Masterpiece - George Seurat's Dimance d'ete a la Grande Jatte (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    George Seurat's Dimance d'ete a la Grande Jatte

  • Private Life of a Masterpiece - The Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    The Little Dancer Aged Fourteen

    Degas' sculpture of a dancer caused much controversy when first exhibited.

  • Private Life of a Masterpiece - Dance at the Moulin de la Galette (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Dance at the Moulin de la Galette

    Renoir's joyful picture of a Paris dance hall in 1876 has been called the most beautiful painting of the 19th century.

  • Private Life of a Masterpiece - La Primavera (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    La Primavera

    The story of Botticelli's exquisite and extraordinary pagan masterpiece 'La Primavera.'

  • Private Life of a Masterpiece - The Night Watch (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    The Night Watch

    Rembrandt's painting 'The Night Watch' endured attacks, mutilation and threats from German occupation.

  • Private Life of a Masterpiece - The Third of May 1808 (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    The Third of May 1808

    The Third of May was far removed from the conventional expectations of a war painting.

  • Private Life of a Masterpiece - The Rokeby Venus (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    The Rokeby Venus

    Many art scholars believe that Diego Velazquez painted the only 17th-century Spanish nude.

  • Private Life of a Masterpiece - Michelangelo's David (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Michelangelo's David

  • Private Life of a Masterpiece - The Kiss (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    The Kiss

    Rodin's sensual sculpture 'The Kiss' was a controversial piece of art in its time.

  • Private Life of a Masterpiece - Le Dejeuner Sur L'herbe (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Le Dejeuner Sur L'herbe

    Examining the lasting appeal behind Edouard Manet's controversial painting 'Le Dejeuner sur L'Herbe.'

  • Private Life of a Masterpiece - The Scream (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    The Scream

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