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The first part of the television series draws on ideas from Walter Benjamin's The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction arguing that through reproduction an Old Master's .. show full overview
Women in Art
The second film discusses the female nude. Berger asserts that only twenty or thirty old masters depict a woman as herself rather than as a subject of male idealisation or desire.
Collectors and Collecting
The third programme is on the use of oil paint as a means of depicting or reflecting the status of the individuals who commissioned the work of art.
In the fourth programme, on publicity and advertising, Berger argues that colour photography has taken over the role of oil paint, though the context is reversed. An idealised potential .. show full overview
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