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Visual Arts


American Pop Art: Popular Culture and Paparazzi

American Pop Art: Popular Culture and Paparazzi

Art Movements in Context

American pop artists such as Andy Warhol were inspired by their firsthand experiences of mass production and consumerism. This video explores the historical context behind the birth of American Pop Art, from its beginnings in the post-war...Show More
Surrealism: More Than Melting Clocks

Surrealism: More Than Melting Clocks

Art Movements in Context

Surrealist artists such as Salvador Dalí created art that reflected the horrors of war and the traumas buried in the unconscious mind. This video explores the historical context behind the rise of Surrealism, discussing ideas and events such as...Show More
American Abstract Expressionism: The Cold War and the CIA

American Abstract Expressionism: The Cold War and the CIA

Art Movements in Context

Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock represented the liberal ideals of freedom of speech and self-expression in the United States. This video explores the historical context behind the birth of American Abstract Expressionism,...Show More
Colour

Colour

Elements of Art

The element of colour is defined and described in this video using colourful animation and the examination of artworks, including Vasily Kandinsky’s ‘Painting with Green Center’, Paul Cézanne’s ‘Still Life with Apples and a Pot of...Show More
Tone

Tone

Elements of Art

The element of tone is defined and described in this video using colourful animation and the examination of Thérèse Schwartze’s ‘Studies van handen’, Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes’...Show More
Form

Form

Elements of Art

The element of form is defined and described in this video using colourful animation and the examination of Stever’s ‘Vanitas Still Life’, ‘Rocking Chair’ by Harvey Ellis and ‘Pendant with a Triton Riding a Unicorn-like Sea...Show More
Texture

Texture

Elements of Art

The element of texture is defined and described in this video using colourful animation and the examination of artworks including Rosa Bonheur’s cast bronze, ‘Shorn Ewe’, ‘The Threatened Swan’ by Jan Asselijn and Vincent van Gogh’s...Show More
Space

Space

Elements of Art

The element of space is defined and described in this video using colourful animation and the examination of the artwork ‘Self-portrait as the Apostle Paul’ by Rembrandt van Rijn, and illustrations ‘Beach House with old car on deserted...Show More
Shape

Shape

Elements of Art

The element of shape is defined and described in this video using colourful animation and the examination of artworks, including ‘The Swan (No. 17) by Hilma af Klint, ‘Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare’ by Claude Monet and...Show More
Line

Line

Elements of Art

The element of line is defined and described in this video using colourful animation and the examination of the artworks ‘Lozenge Composition with Yellow, Black, Blue, Red, and Gray’ by Piet Mondrian, Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Self-Portrait...Show More
The 12 Principles of Animation

The 12 Principles of Animation

Miniclips

What is animation? This Miniclip explores how animators bring characters and objects to life. These 12 principles of animation were first introduced by Disney animators Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas in 1981. Today, animators around the globe...Show More
Creative Process

Creative Process

Miniclips

In this Miniclip, students are introduced to practical strategies to help form an effective creative workflow for a tackling a project of their own. Students will learn how to develop an idea through brainstorming, how to create an appropriate...Show More
Frida Kahlo: Self-Awareness

Frida Kahlo: Self-Awareness

Global Icons

In this short animation, students learn how artist Frida Kahlo celebrated indigenous Mexican culture and highlighted social inequalities by making herself the subject of her own art. When children learn about inspirational people who embody key...Show More

The Games Designer

BBC Teach: What Is Art?

Sean Barron describes his career in computer games design.

The Fashion Artist

BBC Teach: What Is Art?

What's it like to work in fashion? Clare Barrow is an artist who now works in the industry.

The Street Artist

BBC Teach: What Is Art?

Mohammed Ali tells us about his work designing murals and street art.

The Wood Cutter

BBC Teach: What Is Art?

Ruairi McGuigan explains his career in illustration and woodcutting.

The Pattern Designer

BBC Teach: What Is Art?

Artist Charlotte Beevor takes inspiration from nature in her work creating prints.

The Ceramic Artist

BBC Teach: What Is Art?

Anna Barlow tells us about her successful career in ceramics and sculpture design.

The Animators

BBC Teach: What Is Art?

Andrew and Martin tell us how they built their careers as animators and designers.
Celtic Art

Celtic Art

World Art

Discover who the Celts were and what types of art they produced in this engaging and light-hearted programme. From metalwork to illuminated manuscripts to iconic knotted patterns, the world of Celtic art has a rich history that continues to amaze...Show More
Japanese Art

Japanese Art

World Art

From emakimono to manga, ukiyo-e to shodo, yamato-e to origami – the world of Japanese art is steeped in history, and it continues to amaze today. Our animated friend Norman steers an entertaining ride through the characteristics, history and...Show More
Inca Art

Inca Art

World Indigenous Art

Adventurers might still be on the hunt for El Dorado, the fabled city of gold, but there’s plenty of treasure right here in this engaging introduction to the gold-loving, sun-adoring, llama-farming Incas and their art. Comprising a host of...Show More
Maori Art

Maori Art

World Indigenous Art

Say ‘kia ora’ to the indomitable Maori peoples and learn about their eye-catching artistic forms and practices. This is a visual feast that begins with the Maori migration to The Land of the Long White Cloud and ends in present day New...Show More
Southwest American Indian Art

Southwest American Indian Art

World Indigenous Art

America’s Indigenous peoples are not amazing simply because they gave the world popcorn (although it is pretty amazing). They also developed diverse artistic forms and traditions, ranging from the practical to the ceremonial. Richly visual and...Show More