Part of a banquet scene from the Tomb of Nebamun
Image courtesy of Bridgeman Education
Prog. 1. The Tomb of Nebamun, Prog. 2. Paintings on Pots, Prog. 3. Pictures from Pompeii, Prog. 4. The Bayeux Tapestry, Prog. 5. Sir Henry Unton, Prog 6. The Railway Station.
Shortlisted artists Douglas Gordon, Simon Patterson, Craigie Horsfield and Gary Hume talk about their work. Critical analysis is provided by Jarvis Cocker, Christopher Frayling and Elizabeth MacGregor
Live coverage from the Tate Gallery, London, of the awards ceremony, with profiles of the shortlisted artists Tracey Emin, Steve McQueen (the winner), Steven Pippin and Jane and Louise Wilson
Art Critic Waldemar Januszczak presents the findings of his 20 year study of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome and reveals the hidden meaning behind the most famous work of art in the world. His shocking discoveries come from unprecedented access to the Vatican, taking him as far afield as Texas and Jerusalem, as well as all over Italy
An in-depth study of great works of art looks at Degas’s sculpture of a dancer, which caused much controversy when first exhibited. It reveals the poignant life of the sculpture’s model and how Degas broke every rule in the creation of his masterpiece
Sculptor Auguste Rodin, one of the founders of modern art, is the subject of this programme. Born in Paris in 1840, two of his works – The Kiss and The Thinker – went on to become two of the most famous of all time.
Coverage from the Tate Britain gallery in London of the presentation of the prestigious award for contemporary artists. Included are a tour of the exhibition and profiles of the four short-listed artists, Catherine Yass, Fiona Banner, Keith Tyson and Liam Gillick. Experts and critics provide analysis