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Season 5 Episode 5

Eddie Redmayne - War Art

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Aired Sunday May 24, 2015 on ITV
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Eddie Redmayne - War Art
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Arts documentary series. Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne, who studied history of art at Cambridge, takes an intensely emotional journey into the field of war art. Eddie visits artists' studios, museums and battlefields to shine a light into the nature of conflict. The First World War had more serving artists than any other war in history and Eddie explores the canvasses of men like Paul Nash, Stanley Spencer, John Singer Sargent and Henry Tonks, and discovers how the modernists CRW Nevinson and David Bomberg changed the artistic landscape forever. Eddie also travels behind the scenes to see war art hidden away from public view - some censored, some never seen on film before. The challenge for artists of depicting war continues today. Eddie meets contemporary war artists including George Butler, Graeme Lothian, Julia Midgley and official war artist Peter Howson - whose work in Bosnia was censored - to see how this art form is as vital now as it ever was.moreless
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