We’ve uploaded more of our Ideas in Art documentaries to the NSCD Media Archive, follow the links below to view:
Let there be light
Presenter / Alan Yentob
Series / Imagine… (series: Winter 2008)
Shown on BBC One 11 November 2008
1 disc (60 min.) : sd., col.
[London], BBC, 2008
Alan Yentob explores the work of artists whose primary medium is light. On his trip down the light fantastic, Alan encounters material from outer space, solid light sculptures, paintings made by the sun and an extinct volcano that has been turned into a temple of perception by the legendary American artist James Turrell.
The art of Cornwall
Director / Spike Geilinger
Presenter / Dr James Fox
Shown on BBC Four 03 December 2010
1 disc (90 min.) : sd., col.
[London], Aenon Ltd & Fresh One Productions Ltd for the BBC, 2010
The art colony of St Ives in Cornwall became as important as Paris or London in the history of modernism during a golden creative period between the 1920s and 1960s. The dramatic lives and works of eight artists who most made this miracle possible, from Kit Wood and Alfred Wallis to Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson, are featured in a documentary which offers an alternative history of the 20th century avant-garde as well as a vivid portrayal of the history and landscapes of Cornwall itself.
Tim Marlow at the Courtauld
Director / Ben Harding
Presenter / Tim Marlow
Series / Tim Marlow at the Courtauld, episode 3
Shown on Sky Arts 2 on 22 January 2011
1 disc (25 min.) : sd., col.
[Brighton], Seventh Art Productions for Sky Arts, 
The Courtauld Gallery houses one of the finest collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings in the world, with an array of outstanding works charting the development of modern French painting from Monet and Renoir to Seurat and Gauguin. World-famous masterpieces are here, such as van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, Manet’s great last painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergère as well as an extensive group of outstanding canvases by Cézanne.
Director / Susan Shaw
Presenter / Melvyn Bragg
Series / South Bank Show
Shown on Sky Arts 1 on 24 January 2011
1 disc ( 48 min.) : sd., col.
[London], Granada, 2005
Melvyn Bragg presents a profile of Parisian artist Sophie Calle, aired on Sky Arts 1 on 24 January 2011.
Jeff Koons : a man of trust
Director / Judit Kele
Shown on Sky Arts 1 on 29 January 2011
1 disc (57 min.) : sd., col.
[Paris], Les Films d’Ici, 2002
In this documentary, Jeff Koons, the art entrepreneur takes time to lead a tour around his Parisian galleries, showcasing seminal pieces including Michael Jackson and Bubbles, his Made in Heaven series and trademark Rabbit. Koons speaks intimately about the influence his marriage to Italian porn star La Cicciolina has had on his work, before leading the camera around his infamous workshop, where unknown ‘assistants’ transform his ideas into million-pound art. This documentary also reveals the creative force brewing beneath his cool and businesslike exterior, as Koons exposes his thought process in an unusual tour around a supermarket. Bizarrely interpreting the visual imagery behind everyday items such as popcorn and slimming shakes, we catch a glimpse of the mad genius under the suit, and some of the original ideas and concepts that have, over the years, fuelled so much eyebrow-raising work.
These recordings can be used only for educational and non-commercial purposes under the terms of the ERA Licence