This a long overdue DVD release for what, in my view, is the best art series we've seen on British TV in the last ten years. Every one of these 22 films brings you information and ideas that enable you to look at some of the best known paintings in western art, as though you've never seen them before. We discover that Degas's Little Dancer Aged Fourteen was thought to resemble a deformed foetus by the critics who first saw her. Now she's a sculpture who is popular with ballet-loving girls all round the world. We find out the names of some of the unfortunate victims in Goya's amazing painting of a firing squad, The 3rd of May, and we get to discover exactly who shot them and why. We discover the amazing intrigues in the Medici court that lie behind Botticelli's beautifully ethereal image of the Primavera. I found out that Ucellos' Battle of San Romano, which is one of my favourite paintings in the National Gallery, is just part of a much bigger and far more complex picture. In every one of the 22 films in this box set we get to see the bigger picture, in every sense of the word. There is no presenter getting in the way. You just look at the pictures, find out the history, and hear comments from the biggest experts in the field. You also learn how images that were odd and controversial, like Munch's The Scream, became world famous by being used on the cover of Time magazine and turned into a dress by Dame Edna Everidge. Here's one series about art that is beautiful to look at, is not hung up on celebrity presenters, and never under-estimates the intelligence of the audience.