A History of Art in Three Colours

60 minutes

Dr James Fox explores how, in the hands of artists, the colours gold, blue and white have stirred our emotions, changed the way we behave and even altered the course of history

60 minutes

Dr James Fox explores how, in the hands of artists, the colours gold, blue and white have stirred our emotions, changed the way we behave and even altered the course of history

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s1e3 White
August 8, 2012
In the Age of Reason, it was the rediscovery of the white columns and marbles of antiquity that made white the most virtuous of colours. For the flamboyant JJ Wickelmann and the British genius Josiah Wedgewood, white embodied all the Enlightenment values of justice, equality and reason.
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Watch A History of Art in Three Colours Season 1 Episode 1 - Gold

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s1e1 Gold
July 25, 2012
For the very first civilisations and also our own, the yellow lustre of gold is the most alluring and intoxicating colour of all. From the midst of pre-history to a bunker deep beneath the Bank of England, Dr James Fox reveals how golden treasures made across the ages reflect everything we have held as sacred.
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Watch A History of Art in Three Colours Season 1 Episode 1 - Gold
s1e1 Gold
July 25, 2012
July 25, 2012
Gold
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Watch A History of Art in Three Colours Season 1 Episode 2 - Blue
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August 1, 2012
August 1, 2012
Blue
Watch A History of Art in Three Colours Season 1 Episode 3 - White
s1e3 White
August 8, 2012
August 8, 2012
White
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