The Private Life of a Masterpiece (2001– )

TV Series   |    |  Documentary


Episode Guide

8.7/10
190

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Cast & Crew

Top Series Cast



Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


21 September 2006 | bob998
8
| Fascinating look at great painting
The BBC has made a number of episodes featuring the greatest artworks of Western culture in this arts series. I will write about the Demoiselles d'Avignon by Picasso, one of the groundbreaking paintings of the last century. The narrator takes us through Picasso's youth and rivalry with Matisse, then relates the determination that led the painter to spend months in a dank, filthy basement studio working on the painting. When it was finished, in 1907, it was seen only by Picasso's friends and associates. It took nine years for Les Demoiselles to be exhibited in public, when it was given its name by André Salmon (Picasso had always called it Le Bordel).

The brief interviews with art historians John Richardson and John Golding are very enlightening: Picasso's fear of syphilis, his worsening relations with Fernande Olivier, who was his mistress at the time, his fascination with African folk art (and his great unwillingness to admit this influence). Fifty minutes very well spent.

More Like This

Modern Masters

Modern Masters

How Art Made the World

How Art Made the World

Simon Schama's Power of Art

Simon Schama's Power of Art

The Renaissance Unchained

The Renaissance Unchained

The Dark Ages: An Age of Light

The Dark Ages: An Age of Light

Baroque! From St Peter's to St Paul's

Baroque! From St Peter's to St Paul's

Manet: The Man Who Invented Modern Art

Manet: The Man Who Invented Modern Art

The Second Coming

The Second Coming

Holbein: Eye of the Tudors

Holbein: Eye of the Tudors

The Grand

The Grand

Mine All Mine

Mine All Mine

Bob & Rose

Bob & Rose

Did You Know?

Storyline

Genres

Documentary

Details

Release Date:

2001

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK

Lance Reddick Reveals a New Side in 'John Wick'

The acclaimed actor stretches his range with John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, reveals what he's watching, and plays with how he says "Bosch."

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Check out IMDb's San Diego Comic-Con coverage, featuring Kevin Smith as captain of the IMDboat, July 18 to 20, 2019, visit our guide to Star Wars, family entertainment, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com