Art Lives is a powerful and arresting series of documentaries on artists and art movements, released for the first time on DVD in the English language.
Francis Bacon is the essential British painter of the twentieth century. This film is a rigorous and revealing portrait of one of the few artists who has truly changed the way we see and understand ourselves.
Portraits are one of the great subjects of British art, and from school photos to passports portraits are also central to all our lives. In two films for Five, Fiona Shaw goes on a journey…
Francis Bacon revolutionised figurative painting in the 20th century. The painter unmasked his subjects in a provocative and ruthless manner.
Matthew Bourne’s updates his sensational take on Swan Lake for the 21st century.
Bizet’s Carmen is transported to 1960s greasy garage-diner where sparks fly.