Shanghai Gloaming follows art photographer Greg Girard during his five-year project photographing Shanghai's disappearing lanes, houses and historic neighbourhoods. Directed by Shanghai-based filmmaker Eric Ransdell, this program is concerned not just with the destruction of historic buildings, but with the disappearance of a singular Shanghainese way of life.
A fascinating insight into the work of high-level architects combining originality and artistic flair with compromise and hard-headed business abilities.
Henri Rousseau was a self-taught Sunday painter who began intensive painting when he was 40 years old. During his time he was belittled and even today some art critics regard his art as purely aesthetic.
Marcel Duchamp was born in 1887 in France into a well-to-do bourgeois family and went on to become one of the most provocative and influential artists of the 20th century. His first success was at the Armory Show in New York in 1913, where he exhibited his iconic neo-cubist 'Nude Descending A Staircase'.
This week Sunday Arts will feature a special hour-length episode of the highlights of the 2009 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Grand Final.
Focuses on painter and conceptual artist Michael Craig-Martin, who was a significant influence on the emerging YBA (Young British Artist) generation, and artists such as Damien Hirst.
In 1987 in Alliance, Nebraska, a man called Jim Reinders and his extended family built a replica of Stonehenge out of cars. This program looks at the construction of Carhenge and examines what happened next.
A high-definition series which introduces the major art collections of famous museums around the world.
This week on Sunday Arts, 100 artists have been invited to connect the dots on a Neil Diamond album cover as part of the contemporary art experiment, The Shilo Project.
An Eye For An Elephant is the story of a cameraman with a love for the greatest creatures on earth. From secretive elephants deep in the Congo to a female elephant giving birth at night, Martyn Colbeck has seen - and filmed - it all. His passion for these giant creatures has led to a career in recording the most astonishing elephant images ever seen.
In the wake of the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina throughout New Orleans in 2005, this documentary follows legendary 82-year-old Jewish photographer Herman Leonard as he struggles to rescue and reconstruct a unique American archive.
A new generation of international street artists are the latest hot property for galleries, art collectors and big advertising brands. Filmed in New York, London, Paris, Sao Paulo and Tokyo, it introduces the graffiti-inspired street art pioneers Futura 2000, Ramm:ell:zee, Os Gemeos, Space Invader, Blek le Rat, Miss Van Eine, some whose art is now celebrated among the trendy and wealthy of New York and London.
In the winter of 1888, two struggling artists set up home together in Arles, southern France - they were Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh. In the nine weeks they lived together in penniless obscurity they produced between them over 40 acknowledged masterpieces. The current value of the collected works of the Yellow House is about 1.5 billion dollars. The Yellow House gets under the skin of these two major artists, generally acknowledged to be the founding fathers of 20th century art.
From his international debut in Paris and beyond, follow Australian artist John Kelly's remarkable journey from his Dobell's Cows series to his recent Kangaroo works, as he traverses the world in seven years. The program lures the viewer into a journey across Europe but also into Kelly's mind and arrives at a new, surprisingly humorous landscape.
Trainee solicitor Nasreen Hussain, Royal Navy officer Angie Pearce and PC Geri Savage travel to South Africa to work as game hunters, attempting to prove they can do the job just as well as their male counterparts.
In this final episode, art historian Nigel Spivey explores why, in the modern world where people see fewer real dead bodies than at any time in history, we seem almost obsessed with images of death.
Each year over seven billion people across the world are drawn to see the latest feature films in the cinema. This episode reveals how the most powerful storytelling medium ever created exploits visual techniques invented by artists in the ancient world.
In episode three, art historian Nigel Spivey takes a look at how some of our most notorious rulers - Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Chairman Mao and Saddam Hussein - have all exploited the power of imagery to achieve and retain power, and he travels back in time to unearth when art's potential as a political tool was first discovered.
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