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This episode sees actress Lily Cole examine four of the 20th century's greatest artists and writers. Lily explores the lives of Pablo Picasso, Virginia Woolf, Alfred Hitchcock and Andy ... See full summary »

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Stephen Mizelas

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Episode credited cast:
Lily Cole ... Herself - Presenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robin Baker Robin Baker ... Himself
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself (archive footage)
Pablo Picasso ... Himself (archive footage)
Andy Warhol ... Himself (archive footage)
Virginia Woolf ... Herself (archive footage)
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This episode sees actress Lily Cole examine four of the 20th century's greatest artists and writers. Lily explores the lives of Pablo Picasso, Virginia Woolf, Alfred Hitchcock and Andy Warhol - finding out what inspired their most celebrated works, and why they still resonate today. In the 20th century, history unfolded at a rate humanity could barely keep up with. Wars industrialised killing, science radically altered the way we live, and rampant consumerism and mass media swept across the planet. Helping us process these seismic shifts were a group of complex, sometimes dark geniuses: our artists and writers. Art had for a long time belonged largely to the elite, but in the 20th century it burst out of its gilt frame and into every aspect of our lives. These four icons each revolutionised their artform, unafraid to break with generations of convention. They sought to both reflect and change their times. Whether they were shining a light on the most brutal episodes of war, or holding...

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29 January 2019 (UK) See more »

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