What are 'The World's Greatest Paintings'? And what makes them so special?

Stream The Russian Collection on BBC SelectThe World's Greatest Painitings with Andrew Marr

Broadcaster and journalist Andrew Marr examines the stories behind some of the most famous works of art ever devised. Why were these pieces created and what makes them, in particular, so eternally fascinating? How much did the lives of the artists, and the society and environment they worked in, influence the paintings? Get ready to see truly iconic images in a whole new light.

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