This 12 part series explores the lives and works of some of art history's most influential artists including: Piero della Francesca, Holbein, Caravaggio, Constable and Whistler. Shot in 10 countries and in over 40 churches and galleries, Tim Marlow takes us on a unique tour of the life and times of the artists and examines what makes them great. Each episode takes a fresh look at the artists, their work and the world in which they lived. We learn why John Constable , often considered to be a painter of chocolate box scenes of the English countryside, was in fact, a radical artist of his time. We see how Goya 's masterful painting style and haunting visions combined to produce some of the most powerful images in the history of Western Art . We discover how the American painter Mary Cassatt , the only female artist in the series, challenged the male dominated world in which she lived, and against the odds, became the only American accepted into the group known as the Impressionists. And why Caravaggio , who lived a life marred by violence and even murder, produced some of the most remarkable art ever made.
Features: Piero della Francesca, Holbein, Caravaggio, Stubbs, Goya, David, Constable, Delacroix, Whistler, Rodin, Cassatt and Schiele. 12 x 23′