Friday, 15 February 2008
The Art Of Spain
Andrew Graham-Dixon's three-part BBC Four series The Art Of Spain was a terrific if whirlwind tour around that country's artistic, architectural, political, spiritual, religious and cultural history. Last night's final show was the best of the three, covering, as it did, so many of my favourite artists: Goya, Picasso, Miro, Dali and Bunuel, although part two was partly shot in my mum's home town of Toledo and featured the work of El Greco who made his reputation there. Cramming Spain's artistic triumphs into just three hours inevitably meant some glossing over, but the end result was both spectacular and masterful, and made me want to visit again soon.