Culture as nature

United Kingdom, 1979

TV show
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Episode number 8 of Series “The Shock of the New Series”.
Fifty years ago our culture became that of the mass media, crammed with stimuli, an overload of advertising and technology. The late 19th century saw the arrival of industrial imagery; then it was the sign and print which dominated. In this fight between painting and media, art could not win. Pop sensibility’s good side was letting art react to mass culture; its bad side was the manipulation of promotional garbage. Yet even in today’s culture, man is judgemental - choice and taste may yet preserve the responsibility of painting. Written and narrated by Robert Hughes.

Credits

director

David Richardson

producer

Lorna Pegram

production company

RM Productions

Time-Life Films

BBC

Language

English

Duration

01:00:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37033

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Mass media

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Modern - 20th century - History

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Great Britain

Television → Television series

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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