Artists and their work
The collection profiles some of the most intriguing artists from the last two centuries, including Max Ernst, Aubrey Beardsley, Pablo Picasso and Hans Richter. Full-length documentaries on Andre Kertesz and Edward Steichen theorize the art of photography, while intimate interviews with Alfred Hitchcock and John Cage pick the brains behind their landmark creations in cinema and music. Henry Moore takes us on a tour of his sculpture garden, while Alexander Calder brings his Miniature Circus to life before an audience.
Studying the techniques of classical ballet, the tricky showmanship of tap dancing, and the creative freedom of modern dance, this collection will also give you a rich understanding of varied forms of traditional dance around the world - from India, Nigeria, Morocco, Bali and more – and their symbolism, storytelling and mythology expressed through movement.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Discover the history (and past inhabitants!) of the Louvre. Uncover the inspiration behind, and reception of, the architectural design of the Pompidou Centre, or The BeauBourg as it is nicknamed in Paris. See Calder’s mobiles hang in the Guggenheim for his major retrospective exhibition of 1965. Visit the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. with Joseph Hirshhorn himself.
And that’s not all…
This collection provides fascinating presentations on the arts of Japanese puppetry, mime, comic book illustration, architecture, calligraphy, music, travel photography, martial arts, lithography and more.