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Series: Travels with Vasari

 

Travels with Vasari 1

   2009    Art
On a spectacular journey through Renaissance Italy, Andrew Graham-Dixon searches for the shadowy figure who wrote one of the most important books on art and looks at some dazzling works, including masterpieces of the early Renaissance by Giotto, Masaccio and Donatello. Giorgio Vasari was the grandaddy of all art critics, travelling Italy in the 16th century for his definitive Lives of the Artists. It was a time of miracles that he named 'the Renaissance'.

Travels with Vasari 2

   2009    Art
Andrew Graham-Dixon retraces Vasari's footsteps for this captivating two-part film in a short Art of Italy season. He's an enthusiastic guide, lapsing easily into Italian conversation with the custodians of galleries and chapels who allow him a private view. From Brunelleschi's Duomo in Florence to less familiar marvels - a Donatello sculpture; Masaccio frescoes - he illustrates how rapidly ideas developed. A final treat for him - and us - is a tour of the Vasari Corridor, a rarely accessed gallery that zigzags across the Florentine rooftops.

Cosmos 2014
Cosmos 2014

   2014    Science
Hiroshima
Hiroshima

   2005    History
Enemies of Reason
Enemies of Reason

      Medicine
The Nazis, A Warning From History
The Nazis, A Warning From History

   1997    History
The Sky at Night
The Sky at Night

   2018    Science
Senna
Senna

   2010    Culture
It Was Fifty Years Ago Today
It Was Fifty Years Ago Today

   2017    Art