A History of Art in Three Colours is a History Documentary programme.

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A History of Art in Three Colours

Series in which 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. For the very first civilisations and also our own, the yellow lustre of gold is the most alluring and intoxicating colour of all. From the midst of prehistory to a bunker deep beneath the Bank of England, Fox reveals how golden treasures made across the ages reflect everything we have held as sacred. episode 1.

Genre: History Documentary

When is A History of Art in Three Colours next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 March 20th, 2:00am and on BBC 4 March 21st, 2:00am. See more...

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