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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: BBC
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 3x50 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2009
Available in French: No

Russia is a country of extremes; and its art is no exception. In this fascinating series, art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon travels from Kiev to Moscow, unravelling Russia's art from the age of the icon to the present day.

He begins with a celebration of the great age of the icon, when Russia was at its most intense and inward looking.

Andrew then discovers Peter the Great's artistic revolution; relives the glory days of the Russian high baroque; and assesses the influence of "the Wanderers" - an extraordinary group of artists comparable to the Impressionists.

The series concludes with a look at the tumultuous period of 20th century Russia, from the Revolution of 1917 to the present day.

Nomination: Best Specialist Factual, Bafta 2010

Series Titles Clip Producer
Out of the Forest (1/3) BBC
Roads to Revolution (2/3) BBC
Smashing the Mold (3/3) BBC

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