Over the course of a month-long residency in New York, Banksy and his team took to the streets - secretly creating a variety of public work ranging from elaborate conceptual stunts to traditional graffiti art. This documentary presents the famed street artist's 31 works of art in 31 days project in New York and his devoted following. A provocative social experiment that raises questions about ownership of public art.
Januszczak traces the last two turbulent years of Vincent Van Gogh's life. Dogged by impotence and loneliness, he ended up sending a desperate plea for Gaugin to come and stay with him. However, the tension between the two men resulted in an acrimonious split that led to Van Gogh's infamous mutilation of his ear and a year in the Saint Remy asylum. His final days were spent in a town near Paris, where he worked intensively for 69 days before died by suicide at the age of 37.
A portrait of world-renowned Australian artist Patricia Piccinini, famous for her bizarre creatures. See a pivotal moment of change as she creates a new body of work that includes Skywhale - a massive hot air balloon.
In the second part of Mary Beard's essay on the Nude, Mary looks at how artists have rejected 'the body beautiful', challenging viewers to question what it is to be human.
With distinctive wit and flair, Mary Beard takes a personal view of the nude in western art, and its troubling power to provoke ideas about gender, sex and moral transgression.
Hosted by Rove McManus, this program draws the nation together for a special two-hour TV event. Rove will be joined in studio by a group of amateur artists, including some famous faces, to sketch live life models as they strike various poses. Guided by some of the country's leading art experts, artists will complete a series of life drawing exercises, before attempting to capture a challenging final scene.
Michael Leunig is best known for his whimsical cartoons that have appeared in newspapers over several decades. In this entertaining documentary, the man behind the pen talks candidly about his life and work.
A chronicle of creative trailblazing exploring one of the most personally challenging and financially tenuous of vocations: to live and work in the competitive world of the visual arts in Australia.
The extraordinary story of the volatile love affair between Colombia's most famous journalist, Virginia Vallejo, and the world's most feared drug lord, Pablo Escobar. When Virginia first met Pablo, she was drawn to him by his charisma and contagious passion for his country and the people he loves. As their passionate affair intensified, so did the brutal violence and tyranny that surrounded Escobar's empire. As her world comes crashing down around her, Virginia must decide if she will support the man she loves or help bring down one of the most vicious criminals the world has ever known in this amazing story inspired by true events from Virginia's best-selling memoir.
Comedian Hannah Gadsby continues her exploration of the nude in art, taking a look at modern art as she explores the artists of the 20th century and beyond.
In part one of this new two-part series, comedian Hannah Gadsby takes a close look at one of the most enduring subjects in western art history, the nude.
Australian artist Leon Pericles faces his greatest challenge: holding an exhibition of his life's works while facing the mental decline of his wife and collaborator Moira, as Alzheimer's disease turns their world upside down.
This documentary follows a Chinese political artist in exile, Badiucao, in his clandestine bid to stop the Communist regime's whitewashing of history and abuse of human rights - in the process risking his family's freedom.
Andrew Graham-Dixon confronts the worlds of high art and organised crime to uncover the true story behind the greatest art heist of the 21st century.
Francis Bacon was the loudest, rudest, drunkest, most sought-after British artist of the 20th century. Twenty-five years after his death, his canvases regularly exceed 40 million pounds at auction. Bacon's appeal is rooted in his notoriety - a candid image he presented of himself as Roaring Boy, Lord of Misrule and Conveyor of Artistic Violence. This was true enough, but only part of the truth. He carefully cultivated the facade, protecting the complex and haunted man behind the myth. In this unique, compelling film, those who knew him speak freely, some for the first time, to reveal the many mysteries of Francis Bacon.
Fusing traditional American and Hare Krishna icons, Robert Ryan's tattoos are simply powerful. His spirituality informs his life as a tattoo artist, painter, and musician.
Annette LaRue grabbed the tattoo world by the balls as an in-your-face street shop tattooer and boss, who never took no for an answer.
Chris Trevino is the hardest working tattooer, sometimes working for 30 hours straight. Chris pioneered the look of Texas tattooing, but his true love is the Japanese style.
Dr Woo has turned his single-needle uber-detailed fine line tattoos into the must-have fashion statement for millions of online fans, but only worn by a select few.
Over the past 40 years, Mike Perfetto's basement in Brooklyn has seen countless eccentric characters. He's the last link to a bygone era when tattoos were illegal in New York City.
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