May 22, 2021
An impressionistic masterpiece that marks the end of an era. This sublime scene of Lord Nelson’s Temeraire being towed down the Thames to its destruction has been voted a favourite of the nation.
March 16, 2021
“Here was a chance for an artist to depict beauty, horror and drama on a surface level, and the Church’s message at a deeper level.” Phil Grabsky delves into Caravaggio’s shocking painting of the story of Judith beheading Holofernes.
February 12, 2021
“There is something of Michelangelo about this neo-classical painting. The composition, the detail, the drama, the lighting…” Phil Grabsky unravels the thrilling story of the French Revolution and the assassination of Jean-Paul Marat, against the backdrop of this spectacular painting.
January 3, 2021
“Look again at the painting – there is so much carefully rendered detail.”
Phil Grabsky talks about the exquisite detail and hidden symbolism in Vermeer’s painting…
October 2, 2020
“At first glance, the art of Lebanon looks bright, centred, challenging, modern.”
In this episode of Discover Art, Phil Grabsky asks what role can art play in the aftermath of disaster?