Art Historian and TV presenter Rose Balston is delighted to continue her “Greatest Storytellers” series.
As the high drama of the 17th century takes centre stage, Rose will bring you tales of seven revolutionary artists from the Baroque period. This is a time of extraordinary artistic prowess where we see art adopted as a political and religious weapon. Art became shockingly real, emotionally potent and more driven by spectacle than ever before. This is the art of persuasion, of prestige, of power. At times glittering and triumphant, at others poignant and tragic. Caravaggio, Bernini, Rubens, Van Dyck, Velazquez, Rembrandt and Vermeer are our protagonists and their stories will be interwoven with fresh art historical analysis to give you a revitalised understanding of this dramatic century.
This series is suitable for everyone, including first-timers to art history and old hands.