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5.0 out of 5 stars
The World of the Artist, 12 April 2010
Simon Schama's The Power of Art I first saw about 10 minutes of the whole series on television, so I had an idea of what to expect. The series introduces the ordinary person to the extraordinary talent of the most gifted artists in the world. The use of actors to dramatise the periods in question works and is done in the time honoured manner of dramatisation for which the BBC is rightly famous. Simon Schama's direction and information for the viewer is delivered on the assumption that you know a little of the subject matter but you need to know more and in particular the viewer is brought face to face with the day to day realities of the artist and their time. Highly recommended.