Simon Schama's Power of Art (2006)

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This is not a series about things that hang on walls, it is not about decor or prettiness. It is a series about the force, the need, the passion of art... The power of art. Power of Art is a BBC documentary series written and presented by Simon Schama. The series was broadcast in October and November 2006 on BBC2. It aired in Poland on TVP2 in February and March 2008, on PBS HD in the US and re -broadcast in September 2008 on TVOntario in Canada, on TV ONE in New Zealand and on ET1 in Greece. Each of the eight, one hour episodes examines the biography of an artist and a key work. The series explores dramatic turning points in lives of eight artists and the masterpieces that changed the way the world looks at art. A television history of the creative moment, the series features eight narratives of embattled heroes confronting disaster and triumph while making art that continues to resonate. Propelled by Schama's passionate storytelling, POWER OF ART melds dramatic re-enactments, loca... (read more)

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