Watch: A History Of Art In Three Colours

Posted March 15th, 2013 under Art History, Documentaries, Featured, Videos

A History of Art in Three Colours
Dr James Fox explores how, in the hands of artists, the colours gold, blue and white have stirred our emotions, changed the way we behave and even altered the course of history. In reviews of the series, Fox was singled out for praise. The Times wrote that he belonged ‘in the Premier League of television presenters. He knows and loves his subject, so he doesn’t need to wave his arms around and resort to hyperbole. He is clear, unpretentious, insightful and willing to flout fashion, and he is a superb storyteller.’

- Review at The Guardian: “You know you’re getting old when art historians start looking young. Thank God James Fox actually is. For all his accomplishments and authority, he’s only 30 (another sign that you’re getting old is when 60-year-olds appear youthful).”
- At The Telegraph Andrew Pettie “finds James Fox an impressive presenter for BBC Four’s new documentary series.”

A History Of Art In Three Colours – Gold

Dr James Fox explores how the discovery of lapis lazuli turned blue into an exotic colour.

A History Of Art In Three Colours – White

How the colour white embodied the Enlightenment values of justice, equality and reason.