Andrew explores the history of the Royal Collection, the dazzling collection of art and decorative objects owned by the Queen. Containing over a million items,
In the first episode Andrew marvels at the works acquired by the great founders of the modern Royal Collection - Henry VIII and Charles I.
Andrew explores the art of France from the invention of gothic architecture up to the arrival of Classicism and the Age of Enlightenment.
Andrew investigates the world's most famous, and most mysterious painting - the Mona Lisa.
Andrew explores how the gothic revival influenced popular art, architecture and literature.
Andrew explores the art of Paul Nash, whose work was profoundly affected by his personal experience of war.
Andrew comes face to face with an extraordinary collection of sophisticated alien-like bronze masks created nearly four millennia ago, and travels to the Yellow River
Andrew begins in Ghent Cathedral with the magnificent altarpiece by the Van Eyck brothers. In Episode 1 - Dream of Plenty, he explores how the
Andrew examines how a period of economic boom - driven by a secular middle class - led to the Dutch golden age of the 17th
Andrew shows how the Low Countries rose again, with artists like Van Gogh, Mondrian and Magritte.