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High Art of the Low Countries
Beyond the clichés of windmills and clogs, the Low Countries have given us some of world’s most compelling works of art, from the luminous detail of Rembrandt’s The Night Watch to Van Gogh’s vivid self-portraits. In this fascinating three-part series, Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the region’s influence on Western civilization through the rich story of its art, including the early Flemish paintings of Van Eyck and Bosch, the great Dutch masters, and forward-thinkers such as Mondrian and Magritte.

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Episodes
Ep 1
Dream of Plenty
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Ep 2
Boom and Bust
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Ep 3
Daydreams and Nightmares
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Dream of Plenty
Historian Andrew Graham-Dixon discovers how the art of Renaissance Flanders evolved from the craft of tapestries within the Duchy of Burgundy into a leading painting school. (1 of 3)
Boom and Bust
Andrew Graham-Dixon looks at how a period of economic boom led to the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century. (2 of 3)
Daydreams and Nightmares
Explores how the Low Countries rose again to become a cultural leader in the modern age. (3 of 3)