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Art, Passion & Power: The Story of the Royal Collection

Synopsis
With over a million works of art and decorative objects which have been collected by kings and queens over the last 500 years, the British Monarchy’s Royal Collection is one of the largest art collections in the world. This four-part BBC series takes a close look at some of its masterpieces and the stories behind them. The collection also offers clues about the obsessions of individual kings and queens: their priorities, their ideas, and their relationship with art.
The first episode, DANGEROUS MAGIC, looks at the works acquired by the founders of the modern Royal Collection: Henry VIII and Charles I.

PARADISE REGAINED follows the Royal Collection from Charles II through to the 18th century and the enlightened purchases of George III.

PALACES AND PLEASUREDOMES reaches the age of the Romantics and looks at the acquisitions by George IV, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and George, Prince of Wales.

MODERN TIMES explores how royal collecting has changed since the days of Queen Victoria and includes examples of contemporary British art from the 1930s and 1940s.
Series
Art, Passion and Power: The Story of the Royal Collection
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2018
Subjects
Art
Keywords
history of art; paintings; Royal Collection; British Royal Family

Credits

Contributor
Andrew Graham-Dixon

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£780.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
200 minutes
Year
2018

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
bbcactivevideoforlearning@pearson.com
Web
http://www.bbcactivevideoforlearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7010 2751 or 2760
Fax
020 7010 6965
Address
Mezzanine
80 Strand
London
WC2R 0RL
Notes
BBC Active is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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