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The Renaissance Unchained
Ep: 1 "Gods, Myths & Oil Paints"
Four-part series in which Waldemar Januszczak challenges the traditional view of art's most important epoch - the Renaissance.

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Episodes
Ep 1
Gods, Myths & Oil Paints
Watch Until October 12, 12:00am
Ep 2
Whips, Deaths & Madonnas
Watch Until October 19, 12:00am
Ep 3
Silk, Sex & Sin
Watch September 25, 9:00pm
Ep 4
Hell, Snakes & Giants
Watch October 2, 9:00pm
Gods, Myths & Oil Paints
(1 of 4) Waldemar challenges the notion of the Renaissance having fixed origins in Italy and showcases the ingenuity in both technique and ideas behind great artists such as Van Eyck, Memling, Van der Weyden, Cranach, Riemenschneider and Durer.
Whips, Deaths & Madonnas
(2 of 4) Waldemar returns to Italy to trace the Italian Renaissance from its perceived origins with Giotto and takes a look at the importance of religious narrative in Italian art.
Silk, Sex & Sin
(3 of 4) Waldemar focuses on Venice and its extraordinary impact on art history. He celebrates colour, drama and vitality by looking at the delicate colours of Bellini, the mystery of Giorgione, the splendour of Titian and the glorious banquets of Veronese.
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Mon Sep 25, 9:00pm
Tue Sep 26, 12:00am
Hell, Snakes & Giants
(4 of 4) In the final episode Waldemar looks at the surprising climax of the Renaissance as it spiraled into madness and distortion, a period of war, confusion and darkness, which was captured perfectly in the art of Leonardo, Bosch, Arcimboldo and Palissy.
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Mon Oct 2, 9:00pm
Tue Oct 3, 12:00am
Extras

Waldemar Januszczak
The Man Behind the Opinions

How did Waldemar Januszczak become one of the UK’s most recognizable art critics? Discover his story here.

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