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The Story Of...

In a four-part series, artist Lachlan Goudie traces the development of Scottish art from the Neolithic era to the present day, and looks at its impact on the international art world. In this first episode, Lachlan visits the Ring of Brodgar in Orkney, a stone circle that has stood for thousands of years. He also encounters the Westray Wife, an ancient figurine on the island of Westray that is the oldest sculpted human figure in the British Isles. There is also a look at the sophisticated art of the Picts and the Gaels, the exuberant Renaissance period of the early Stuart kings, and the destruction of the Reformation, when religious artworks in Scotland were all but wiped out. episode 1.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is The Story Of... next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 Tomorrow, 2:00am and on BBC 4 May 3rd, 2:00am. See more...