War art captures in images what is beyond description - the horror of battle, its devastating aftermath. Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne takes an intensely emotional journey, meeting war artists and soldiers, visiting artists' studios and museums, and travelling to battlefield locations to discover how artists have shone a powerful light into the abyss of warfare. Redmayne, who studied History of Art at Cambridge University, explores iconic canvasses of the Great War, discovers censored works hidden away from public view, and learns how this art form is as vital now as it ever was.
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The Art of China
From exquisitely detailed porcelain vases and delicately inked scrolls to the powerful imagery of Communist-era paintings, China's art has expressed the spirit of the Chinese people -...
Leslie Caron - The Reluctant Star
Leslie Caron, star of Gigi and An American in Paris, is one of the last witnesses to the golden age of American cinema of the mid-20th century. Now, discover...
Historian and author Helen Castor explores how people in the Middle Ages handled life's most fundamental moments of transition: birth, marriage and death. Why was the male world of...
Snapshot: The Art of Photography
This six-part series showcases innovative Canadian photographers from across the creative spectrum.
The Story of the Coast Salish Knitters
Combining the ancient wool-working traditions of the Coast Salish people and knitting techniques of English and Scottish settlers, Cowichan sweaters...
Katharine Hepburn: The Great Kate
An intimate portrait of the life and career of Hollywood screen legend Katherine Hepburn. The Great Kate was an intellectual outsider with a headstrong...
Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia
The stories of ordinary people who played extraordinary roles in the building of our province.
Bond of Strangers
It was a turning point in WWII, a mission whose significance has often been overlooked. In 1943, after landing on Sicily's shores, Canadian soldiers trekked 300 kilometres through...