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The Private Life of a Masterpiece

       Art
Salvador Dali's strange crucifixion is often called the greatest religious painting of the 20th century. Yet its artist was a notorious blasphemer some of whose work had outraged the Catholic Church. The Christ of St John of the Cross by Salvador Dali is the first of two extraordinary crucifixions painted by Dali in the early 1950s. The painting is based on a 'cosmic dream' Dali is said to have had, in which the nucleus of the atom was a figure of Christ himself.
The painting offers a surrealist view of the crucifixion of Christ, and is based on a drawing by the 16th century Spanish friar Saint John of the Cross. But Dali's vision was somewhat unique, using an unusual artistic perspective in which Christ is seen from above. His Christ of St. John of The Cross was inspired by a weird mix of Spanish mysticism and nuclear physics, with his Christ being modelled by a Hollywood stuntman. It's also a masterpiece of painting technique.

Life In Cold Blood

   2008    Nature
David Attenborough reveals the surprising truth about the cold-blooded lives of reptiles and amphibians. These animals are as dramatic in combat, as colourful in their communication and as tender in their parental care as any other animals. Join giant courting crocodiles, jousting tortoises and bright red sumo-wrestling frogs in their sophisticated, solar-powered lives.

How the Universe Works Season 6

   2018    Science    HD
Mysterious lights shine out from the edge of space, brighter than a trillion suns. They had to be the brightest objects we've ever seen in the universe, putting out amounts of energy that we couldn't possibly explain. So powerful, they can incinerate planets and rip stars to pieces. These are among the most mysterious and most energetic phenomenon in the universe. They can destroy galaxies, but may also be the key to their survival. These objects are a hotbed of all kinds of crazy physics. These celestial powerhouses are called quasars, and we may owe them our very existence.

Inside the Medieval Mind

   2008    History
Leading authority on the Middle Ages, Professor Robert Bartlett, presents a series which examines the way we thought during medieval times. In the second episode, Bartlett unearths remarkable evidence of the complex passions of Medieval men and women. The Church preached hatred of the flesh, promoted the cult of virginity and condemned woman as the sinful heir to Eve. Yet this was the era that gave birth to the idea of romantic love.

Tales by Light Season 2

   2017    Nature    HD
Discover our extraordinary world through a stunning cinematic experience¬ó -following the journeys of acclaimed photographers pursuing their personal projects. Their aim: changing people's perceptions through art. From the art of sacred nature, to the demons of the deep and the juxtaposition of life and death. Over the years Eric Cheng has dived with the planet's most magnificent creatures. Now he is determined to use his photography to tell the true story of the most misrepresented and demonised species.
Life In Cold Blood
Life In Cold Blood

   2008    Nature
Lost Kingdoms of South America
Lost Kingdoms of South America

   2013    History
Atom
Atom

   2007    Science
Prehistoric America
Prehistoric America

   2003    Nature
The Story of God
The Story of God

   2016    Culture
Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
Roman Empire: Reign of Blood

   2016    History
Racism: A History
Racism: A History

   2007    Culture
Chemistry
Chemistry

   2010    Science