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Title Art Of Spain: The Moorish South - Ep 1 of 3 / Director: Dashwood, Robin
Published Australia : ABC, 2010
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Summary In this three-part series, art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon goes on the road to reveal the art treasures of Spain. On the way, he explores the work of some of Europe's most important artists from the Renaissance to Modernism including Goya, Picasso, Dali, El Greco and Velasquez. Andrew immerses himself in Spanish life, from Moorish art and the Islamic legacy in Spain and Europe to flamenco - without forgetting the all important food and drink. In going 'off the beaten track', he reveals further insights into the culture, talking to the people who live and work with the greatest Spanish art and architecture every day.Andrew's tour of the country leads him to the beauties of Cordoba with its world famous Mezquita Mosque, and to Granada and the Alhambra. Moving on to Madrid, the capital with its hub of culture and nightlife, he then explores Extremadura and the Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe with its astonishing collection of Zurbaran paintings. Finally, he goes to Zaragoza to the House of Goya's Birth.In the first episode, Andrew explores Moorish Spain, looking at Muslim political and cultural influence as he examines classic buildings such as the Great Mosque in Cordoba, the Alcazar in Seville and the Alhambra in Granada. He also shows how the Moors introduced new foods - including citrus fruits, coffee and spices - to Spain.This journey, which begins on the southernmost tip at the Rock of Gibraltar and ends with a piece of modern architecture in the Basque country by the architect Calatrava, shows the wealth of beauty that Spain has to offer.PRODUCTION DETAILS: A BBC Vision Studios production. Presenter: Andrew Graham-Dixon; Series Producer: Robin Dashwood; Executive Producer: Basil Comely
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2010-07-18 at 23:05:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Artists.
Flamenco music -- Social aspects.
Food and drink.
Islam -- Customs and practices.
Form Streaming video
Author Dashwood, Robin, director
Graham-Dixon, Andrew, host