5 x 10 minutes
Region 0 (NTSC)
July 2018

British Painting of the 18th & 19th Century

The late 19th and early 19th centuries are regarded as a radical period in British art, in which artists responded to industrialisation and social change with new forms of genre painting and portraiture. Names like Wright of Derby, McTaggart, Wilkie, Raeburn and Millais symbolise a period of upheaval – a time of both reflection and reorientation.

British Painting of the 18th & 19th Century contains five short documentaries that look at; Sir John Everett Millais’s “Ophelia”, Joseph Wright of Derby’s “An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump”, William McTaggart’s “The Storm”, Sir David Wilkie’s “William Bethune, His Wife and Daughter”, and Sir Henry Raeburn’s “Reverend Robert Walker Skating”.

1000 Masterworks is one of the most successful TV series about art. The original, with improved image quality, takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of art. Compressively illustrated and compellingly presented – the well-known authors of five short art surveys provide a deeper insight into the masterpieces of painting.


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