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The Art Of France: There Will Be Blood (BBC-4 6 Feb 2017)



The Art of France There Will Be Blood

The second part of the Art of France, airing on Monday 6 February on BBC Four, is called ominously There Will Be Blood.

In the episode Andrew Graham-Dixon explores how art in France took a dramatic turn following the French Revolution, that ushered in a bold new world.

From the execution of King Louis XVI and the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte (a figure who simultaneously repelled and inspired artists of his time) through to the rise of Romanticism and an art of seduction, sex and high drama, Andrew Graham-Dixon explores artists including Jacques-Louis David, whose art appeared on the barricades and in the streets, as well as the work of Delacroix, Ingres and the tragic but brilliant Théodore Géricault.

The Art Of France: There Will Be Blood Episode 2 (of 3) airs on Monday 6 February 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on BBC Four