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Art is the truest expression of the workings of the mind, free from learnt language. More than that, it is the visual expression of culture, politics, society, religion, emotion, zeitgeist, channelled through the brush, chisel, or hands of creative individuals. Understanding art allows us to understand history: to pin it with images, and pepper it with the faces, colours, drama and expression of its time. This series is designed to give bite-sized insights into the world of Art History, bringing one image to life across 20 minutes through discussion with experts. History is never far from view, so each image will be expanded to sit within the cultural and historical context that produced it.Presented by Dr Janina RamirezProduced by Dan Morelle

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Art is the truest expression of the workings of the mind, free from learnt language. More than that, it is the visual expression of culture, politics, society, religion, emotion, zeitgeist, channelled through the brush, chisel, or hands of creative individuals. Understanding art allows us to understand history: to pin it with images, and pepper it with the faces, colours, drama and expression of its time. This series is designed to give bite-sized insights into the world of Art History, bringing one image to life across 20 minutes through discussion with experts. History is never far from view, so each image will be expanded to sit within the cultural and historical context that produced it.Presented by Dr Janina RamirezProduced by Dan Morelle

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Great subjects, very compelling and fun!

Great podcast

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Each episode is full of information and joy of art.

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Love this podcast!

By JessicaRobinSeet - Aug 13 2017
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Great subjects, very compelling and fun!

Great podcast

By Music6KM - Feb 16 2017
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Each episode is full of information and joy of art.

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Dr Janina Ramirez - Art Detective

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Art is the truest expression of the workings of the mind, free from learnt language. More than that, it is the visual expression of culture, politics, society, religion, emotion, zeitgeist, channelled through the brush, chisel, or hands of creative individuals. Understanding art allows us to understand history: to pin it with images, and pepper it with the faces, colours, drama and expression of its time. This series is designed to give bite-sized insights into the world of Art History, bringing one image to life across 20 minutes through discussion with experts. History is never far from view, so each image will be expanded to sit within the cultural and historical context that produced it.Presented by Dr Janina RamirezProduced by Dan Morelle

Rank #1: Codex Aureus - Kate Wiles

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The Stockholm Codex Aureus is a Gospel book written in the mid-eighth century in Southumbria, probably in Canterbury, whose decoration combines Insular and Italian elements. Southumbria produced a number of important illuminated manuscripts during the eighth and early ninth centuries, including the Vespasian Psalter, the Stockholm Codex Aureus, three Mercian prayer books, the Tiberius Bede and the Royal Bible.

Kate Wiles is a Medievalist, linguist, and Senior Editor History Today.

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Jul 12 2017

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Rank #2: The Kiss - Gustav Klimt

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The Kiss was painted by the Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt between 1907 and 1908, the highpoint of his "Golden Period", when he painted a number of works in a similar gilded style. A perfect square, the canvas depicts a couple embracing, their bodies entwined in elaborate robes decorated in a style influenced by both linear constructs of the contemporary Art Nouveau style and the organic forms of the earlier Arts and Crafts movement. The work is composed of oil paint with applied layers of gold leaf, an aspect that gives its strikingly modern, yet evocative appearance. The painting is now in the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere museum in the Belvedere palace, Vienna, and is widely considered a masterpiece of the early modern period. It is a symbol of Vienna Jugendstil—Viennese Art Nouveau—and is considered Klimt's most popular work.


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May 17 2017

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Rank #3: The Arnolfini Portrait - Amber Butchart

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Art Detective Dr Janina Ramirez meets Amber Butchart at the National Gallery to discuss the Arnolfini Portrait.


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Mar 13 2018

34mins

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Rank #4: Theodora Mosaic, Ravenna – with Bettany Hughes

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Dec 21 2016

30mins

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Rank #5: Civilisations with David Olusoga

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Dr Janina Ramirez talks to David Olusoga about Civilisations, how the programme was made, and how art reacts to social change.


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Jul 10 2018

23mins

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Rank #6: The Cave Art Paintings of the Lascaux Cave - with Professor Alice Roberts

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Alice Roberts is an anatomist, anthropologist and Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham. She is also a broadcaster and has presented several landmark BBC series including The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us, Ice Age Giants and The Celts. She has also presented several Horizon programmes, and occasionally presents Costing The Earth on Radio 4. She has written seven popular science and archaeology books. Her book about embryology and evolution, The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being, was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize in 2015. View this episode's image here.

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Feb 08 2017

37mins

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Rank #7: Notre Dame du Taur with Kate Mosse

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Kate Mosse is a historical novelist, known best for her trilogy of novels set in the Languedoc: Labyrinth, Sepulchre & Citadel. She has been fascinated by mediaeval churches since her childhood in Chichester, and here talks to Dr Janina Ramirez about Notre Dame du Tour in Toulouse.


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Jul 01 2018

42mins

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Rank #8: The Fighting Temeraire by Turner – with Dan Snow

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Dec 28 2016

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Rank #9: Neil Gaiman on The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke by Richard Dadd

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Neil Gaiman is an author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre, and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book. In 2013, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards.

Richard Dadd (1 August 1817 – 7 January 1886) was an English painter of the Victorian era, noted for his depictions of fairies and other supernatural subjects, Orientalist scenes, and enigmatic genre scenes, rendered with obsessively minuscule detail. Most of the works for which he is best known were created while he was a patient in psychiatric hospitals.

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Oct 31 2017

48mins

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Rank #10: Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymous Bosch – with Waldemar Januszack

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View this week's image here. Waldemar Januszczak is a British art critic and television documentary producer and presenter. Formerly the art critic of The Guardian, he took the same role at The Sunday Times in 1992, and has twice won the Critic of the Year award.

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Jan 25 2017

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Rank #11: No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock - with Marcus du Sautoy

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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.

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Mar 01 2017

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Rank #12: The Cage Paintings by Gerhard Richter - with Phil Selway

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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.

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Mar 08 2017

30mins

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Rank #13: Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci - with Martin Kemp

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View this week's image here. Martin Kemp is Professor Emeritus of the History of Art; Honorary Fellow of Trinity College. Professor Kemp has published extensively on Leonardo, Renaissance art, and the links between art and science.

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Jan 18 2017

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Rank #14: Map of Constantinople & The Hereford Mappa Mundi - with Peter Frankopan

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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)

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Mar 22 2017

46mins

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Rank #15: The History of Magic

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Dr Janina Ramirez investigates the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition at the British Library, which explores the historical context of the images used by J.K. Rowling in the Harry Potter novels.


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Feb 02 2018

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Rank #16: Philip Pullman

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Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL is an English novelist. He is the author of several best-selling books, most notably the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials and the fictionalised biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. In 2008, The Times named Pullman one of the "50 greatest British writers since 1945". In a 2004 poll for the BBC, Pullman was named the eleventh most influential person in British culture.


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Oct 02 2017

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Rank #17: The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo - with Patrick Doorly

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The Creation of Adam is a fresco painting by Michelangelo, which forms part of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling, painted c. 1508–1512. It illustrates the Biblical creation narrative from the Book of Genesis in which God breathes life into Adam, the first man. The fresco is part of a complex iconographic scheme and is chronologically the fourth in the series of panels depicting episodes from Genesis.


Patrick Doorly is an art historian specialising in Renaissance Italy. He divides his time between writing and teaching art history in the Department for Continuing Education, Oxford University. The Truth about Art: Reclaiming quality traces the multiple meanings of art back to their historical roots, and equips the reader to choose between them.


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Jun 14 2017

35mins

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Rank #18: #63 Tracy Chevalier, Girl with a Pearl Earring

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Since Tracy Chevalier’s 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' was published in 1999, it has sold more than 5 million copies, has been translated into 39 languages and was made into an Oscar-nominated film. On the 20th anniversary of this enduring modern classic, Dr Janina Ramirez joined Tracy Chevalier and the Victoria & Albert Museum to talk about Vermeer’s painting of the same name, and how it inspired her.


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Rank #19: Early One Morning by Sir Anthony Caro – with Alistair Sooke

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Jan 04 2017

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Rank #20: Equestrian Portrait of Charles I by Anthony van Dyck - with Bendor Grosvenor

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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.

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Mar 31 2017

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