'Moving Pictures'

September 23 2016

Video: BBC

Radio programmes about art, as paradoxical as it sounds, can often be really stimulating. Of course, nowadays digital media means radio programmes have evolved somewhat. 'Moving Pictures' is a fantastic new series on BBC Radio 4, which looks at one painting in detail, and combines the commentary with high-resolution digital photographs. In the clip above, Cathy Fitzgerald looks at Breughel the Elder's 'The Harvesters'. More here

I hope programmes like this can encourage more close-looking in arts programmes. Too often, we're only allowed to see art on the telly through wide shots, with someone waving their arms in front of a painting. We've tried to avoid this, of course, in Britain's Lost Masterpieces.

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