The Art of Spain

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

14 February 2008
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.


# 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.


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]


  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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