Size doesn’t matter. How one small region spawned the greatest artists of all time.

Watch The High Art of the Low Countries on BBC Select

They say good things come in small packages, but this is ridiculous. How did a region as geographically insignificant as the Low Countries – what’s now the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg – overhaul the art world: inventing oil painting and master-painters Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Mondrian and Magritte?

Art expert Andrew Graham-Dixon investigates how this tiny region changed art forever in this art history documentary.

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