The Art of Spain

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Art of Spain
Art of Spain (BBC TV series DVD cover).jpg
DVD cover
GenreDocumentary
Presented byAndrew Graham-Dixon
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes3
Production
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkBBC Four
Original release31 January –

14 February 2008
Chronology
Preceded byThe Art of Eternity

Art of Spain is a BBC Four documentary series on Spanish art presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon. It consists of three one-hour episodes, and premiered on 31 January 2008.

Episodes[edit]

# Title Original air date
1"The Moorish South"31 January 2008 (2008-01-31)
Art in Muslim and Christian Spain from 711 to 1492.
2"The Dark Heart"7 February 2008 (2008-02-07)
16th and 17th century Spanish art.
3"The Mystical North"14 February 2008 (2008-02-14)
Art in northern Spain, from Goya to Picasso, and the present and future of Spanish art.

Reception[edit]

Rosie Jackson of Open Magazine said that "the programme proffers the best bits of Spanish art minus the tourists and the baking heat", and that the series is "undoubtedly a visual feast; low-brow, but none the worse for that." [1]

"If only all presenters were as good as Andrew Graham-Dixon." Continuing her praise for the host of the series, Serena Davies of The Daily Telegraph said that his "genial, eloquent presence was an asset to even the most over-familiar shot of the Alhambra." [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jackson, Rosie (8 February 2008). "The Art of Spain". Open Magazine. Archived from the original on 8 September 2008. Retrieved 19 August 2008.
  2. ^ Davies, Serena (1 February 2008). "Telegraph TV pick: The Art of Spain (BBC4)". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 19 August 2008.

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