Sunday, 30 October 2011

Hergé & Da Vinci

Make sure your clocks are set correctly, because today the BBC is showing two art programmes!
At 8pm BBC Two will screen Tintin's Adventure with Frank Gardner. In homage to Hergé, whose Tintin adventures inspired him to travel and report from danger zones for the BBC, Frank visits Moscow to research the very first Tintin story: Tintin in The Land of The Soviets. Hergé thought the drawings crude and refused to allow this story to be published in English for many years (CLICK).
At 9pm BBC One will screen Da Vinci: The Lost Treasure, in which Fiona Bruce previews Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan, which opens at The National Gallery in London on 9 November. She also reports her findings on Da Vinci's life and gains an exclusive filmed preview of his rediscovered Salvator Mundi (above). As the exhibition is overpriced, this is the best way to view it (title link).

4 Comments:

At 31/10/11, Blogger laughingsalmon said...

You lucky Brits...Such great programming...I think we're getting some muck about the Kardashians...

 
At 31/10/11, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

It was something of a red letter day. I expect the Leonardo programme will be sold to most English-speaking countries.

One to watch out for is Frozen Planet. It's a work of art in itself. I'm sure that will go worldwide, because it's a major co-production.

 
At 31/10/11, OpenID annakeiller said...

Amazing painting - what a treat we have in store

 
At 31/10/11, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Anna

Yes, if you visit the exhibition. Cheaper to view it on BBC iPlayer if you missed the TV programme.

 

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