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The Story of Welsh Art

From Planet 242

by Shelagh Hourahane

Shelagh Hourahane reviews the BBC’s ambitious new TV series spanning thousands of years of Welsh art.

The Story of Welsh Art is a three-part BBC television series that covers several thousand years of Welsh history as represented through the visual arts. Huw Stephens takes us on a journey through mostly rural Wales, almost as remarkable for its landscape value as for the art works that he discovers on the way. The series aims to beguile an audience who may not be knowledgeable about the visual arts, by singling out arresting individual works, focusing on their particular story and presenting them in a superbly shot format.

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