Art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon tells the incredible story of Russian art - its mystery and magnificence - and until now a story untold on British television. He explores the origins of the Russian icon from its roots in Byzantium and the first great Russian icon, Our Lady of Vladimir to the masterpieces of the country's most famous icon painter, Andrei Rublev. Both epic and awe-inspiring, and producing brilliant art, nevertheless medieval Russia could be a terrifying place.
Last Episode01x03 Smashing the Mould Aired: Dec. 23, 2009
The final episode examines political revolution and how art was at the forefront of throwing out 1,000 years of royal rule, from its earliest …
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