A History of Art in Three Colours

A History of Art in Three Colours

A History of Art in Three Colours is a documentary series presented by Dr James Fox. He discovers how, in the hands of artists, the colours of gold, blue and white have managed to stir our emotions and have even altered the course of history.

Episode Info

Final: 1x03 -- White (Aug/08/2012)

James alights in the Age of Reason. It was the rediscovery of the white columns and marbles of antiquity that made white a very virtuous colour.
James Fox (3)James Fox (3)
As Himself (Presenter)


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A History of Art in Three Colours

This was certainly an original, and highly personal, approach to the history of art. It also tended, however, to cherry-pick those facts that seemed to agree with some of Dr James Fox’s preconceptions, and exclude others. How could he visit Dresden, talk about Augustus the Strong and not mention Johann Friedrich Böttger’s discovery of porcelain, often described as “white gold”? Or indeed how could he not mention cobalt, the blue for which Saxony was the main European source at the time? Read more

Review posted on Sunday, January 20th 2013 at 5:09 pm

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