How do the best artists do what they do? What is it like behind the scenes of one of the world's most famous museums? In this collection, we are looking at some of the most historic and important artworks ever made, as well as what drives some world-renowned contemporary artists to create their work. Take a look through this collection to see a portrait of the artist as never before.
This collection contains movies about some of the greatest artists of all time, made by some legendary filmmakers. Lech Majewski's stunning film The Mill & The Cross brings to life Bruegel the Elder's vibrant pictures of peasant life, in particular his biblical work The Procession to Calvary. Also, there is Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil, which explores the enigma of that great artist's life and work.
It isn't just the art itself that we are interested in, though - some of the films examine how art is collected and put on display. National Gallery takes a discerning look at the people that work in one of Britain's best known galleries: how they shape the gallery, and are in turn shaped by it. In a similar vein, Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict examines the life story of the famous art collector.