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1000 Meisterwerke (1000 Masterpieces) was a German art series. It followed the highly successful German 100 Meisterwerke. From 1981 through 1994, the German broadcaster WDR produced the series (originally aired from 1980 and named 100 Meisterwerke aus den großen Museen der Welt; "100 Masterworks from the Great Museums of the World"), which was broadcast by ARD, ORF and BR. In each of the 10-minute broadcasts, a single painting was presented and analyzed by an art historian. The Sunday evening broadcasts had five million viewers.