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The High Art of the Low Countries

Series 1 Episode 1 Dream of Plenty

Series in which Andrew Graham-Dixon examines Belgian and Dutch art. He shows how the art of Renaissance Flanders evolved from the craft of precious tapestries within the Duchy of Burgundy into a leading painting school in its own right. Starting his journey at the magnificent altarpiece of Ghent Cathedral created by the Van Eyck brothers, Andrew explains their groundbreaking innovation in oil painting.