The Art Detective

Yellow-Red-Blue by Wassily Kandinsky - with Marc Canham

Marc Canham @marc_canham is a composer whose work spans film, video games, and art. His compositions have been remixed and re-interpreted by UNKLE, Amon Tobin, and Diplo, and he ...

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Georges Jules Victor Clairin was a French Oriental painter and illustrator. He was influenced by oriental painting and Moorish architecture, and visited North Africa many times, in particular Morocco and Egypt. In Paris he led the life of a socialite, and befriended the glamorous actress Sarah Bernhardt, his friend for 50 years, and is today best known for his 'in costume' and informal intimate portraits of her. Christophe Leribault is Head of the Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris View this episode's image here. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook. Producer: Dan Morelle

Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt by Georges Clairin - with Christophe Leribault

Dr. Adam Rutherford is a science writer and broadcaster. On radio, he is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s flagship science programme, Inside Science, as well as many documentaries, on the inheritance of intelligence, on MMR and autism, human evolution, astronomy and art, science and cinema, scientific fraud, and the evolution of sex. Adam's latest book is entitled A Brief History of Everyone who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes. The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp is a 1632 oil painting on canvas by Rembrandt housed in the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, the Netherlands. Dr. Nicolaes Tulp is pictured explaining the musculature of the arm to medical professionals. Some of the spectators are various doctors who paid commissions to be included in the painting. View this episode's image here. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook. Producer: Dan Morelle

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp - with Adam Rutherford

Bendor Grosvenor is a British art dealer, art historian and writer. He is known for discovering a number of important lost works by Old Master artists, including Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Claude Lorrain and Peter Brueghel the Younger. The Equestrian Portrait of Charles I (also known as Charles I on Horseback) is an oil painting on canvas by Anthony van Dyck, showing Charles I on horseback. Charles I had become King of Great Britain and Ireland in 1625 on the death of his father James I, and Van Dyck became the Charles' Principal Painter in Ordinary in 1632. The portrait is thought to have been painted in about 1637–38, only a few years before the English Civil War broke out in 1642. It is one of many portraits of Charles by Van Dyck, including several equestrian portraits. It is held by the National Gallery, London. View this episode's image here. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook. Producer: Dan Morelle

Equestrian Portrait of Charles I by Anthony van Dyck - with Bendor Grosvenor

Dr. Peter Frankopan is a historian at Oxford University, where he is Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford and Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. Peter's book The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, is an international bestseller, described by William Dalrymple as a 'historical epic of dazzling range, ambition and achievement' (Observer) View the episode's works: Map of Constantinople here. View the Hereford Mappa Mundi here. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook. Producer: Dan Morelle

Map of Constantinople & The Hereford Mappa Mundi - with Peter Frankopan

Sona Datta is an Art historian and Curator of South Asia at Peabody Essex Museum. Her most recent documentary series for the BBC, 'Treasures of the Indus', tells the story of the Indian sub-continent through the treasures that have shaped the modern Indian world. Tipu's Tiger is an eighteenth-century automaton created for Tipu Sultan, the ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore in India. The carved and painted wood casing represents a tiger savaging a near life-size European man. Mechanisms inside the tiger and man's bodies make one hand of the man move, emit a wailing sound from his mouth and grunts from the tiger. In addition a flap on the side of the tiger folds down to reveal the keyboard of a small pipe organ with 18 notes. View this episode's image here. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook. Producer: Dan Morelle

Tipu's Tiger - with Sona Datta

Ricky Martin is an artist, director, and animator. His is Creative Director at Aardman Animation and presents the popular children's' TV show 'Art Ninja' on CBBC. Enrico Baj was an Italian artist and writer on art. Many of his works show an obsession with nuclear war. He created prints, sculptures but especially collage. He was close to the surrealist and dada movements, and was later associated with CoBrA. As an author he has been described as a leading promoter of the avant-garde. He worked with Umberto Eco among other collaborators. He had a long interest in the pseudo-philosophy 'pataphysics. View this episode's image here. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook. Producer: Dan Morelle

Fire! Fire! by Enrico Baj - with Rickie Martin

Janina continues to blur the boundaries of Art talking with Phil Selway the drummer for legendary and genre-defying band, Radiohead. Together they peel back the layers of collaboration, performance, self-expression, music, play, and much more. Prepare to have your mind-blown. Again. Gerhard Richter is a German visual artist. Richter has produced abstract as well as photorealistic paintings, and also photographs and glass pieces. His art follows the examples of Picasso and Jean Arp in undermining the concept of the artist's obligation to maintain a single cohesive style. View this episode's image here. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook. Producer: Dan Morelle

The Cage Paintings by Gerhard Richter - with Phil Selway

Marcus Peter Francis du Sautoy FRS OBE, is the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. View this episode's image here. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook. Producer: Dan Morelle

No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock - with Marcus du Sautoy

Sir Tony Robinson is an English actor, comedian, TV presenter and political activist. He is known for playing Baldrick in the BBC television series Blackadder and for hosting Channel 4 programmes such as Time Team and The Worst Jobs in History. View this episode's image here. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook. Producer: Dan Morelle

The Franks Casket - with Tony Robinson

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Ely Cathedral - with Will Shank

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