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Mizuki Shigeru: An appreciation

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Dec 2015
Manga artist, folklorist and icon Mizuki Shigeru has died. Nevin Thompson explains the role he played in Japanese culture, and why he'll be so...

Artist insight: Clare Shaw

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Artist insight: Clare Shaw Copyrighted image Copyright: Thinkstock
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 18 Jun 2010
Clare Shaw is an acclaimed poet and performer. She talks about her own experiences of self-harm and her work with the self-harm awareness...

Black British Jazz

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Black British Jazz Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Oct 2009
What is Black British Jazz? This short film explores the research carried out by The Open University research team led by Dr Jason Toynbee who has...

The Colours of Money

The Colours of Money Copyright free image Copyright free: Mark Banks
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Oct 2008
An innovative way of funding new artists - or a risky investment? Can you bank on artmoney?

Fields of Gold: Meet Duggie Fields

Fields of Gold: Meet Duggie Fields Copyrighted image Copyright: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 31 Mar 2006
Artist Duggie Fields explains how the digital revolution has added new dimensions to his work.

Portraits Of An Artist

Portraits Of An Artist Copyrighted image Copyright: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Aug 2005
Matthew Collings explains how contemporary artists are interpreting the idea of the self portrait.

Da Vinci: The Expert View

Da Vinci: The Expert View Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Oct 2004
Dr Kate Crawley assesses the life and legacy of Leonardo da Vinci.

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Artists and authorship: the case of Raphael

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Artists and authorship: the case of Raphael Copyrighted image Copyright: Scala, Florence Updated content
Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 04 May 2016
Individual artists have been the traditional focus of art history, but how do we evaluate the figure of the artist? This free course, Artists and...

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Art of the twentieth century

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Art of the twentieth century Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 04 May 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Explore the key media, artists, movements which have revolutionised the concept and practice of art in modern times – from painting and sculpture...