Northern Renaissance, with Jan Van Eyck, Albrecht Dürer and Hieronymus Bosch.


Any excuse to hoist Albrecht Dürer’s image to the marquee is appreciated, but in fact this series is three hours well spent. The link takes you to the YouTube portal for all three episodes.

Northern Renaissance (BBC 4; first broadcast 15 Nov 2007)

Series in which Joseph Leo Koerner argues that the Renaissance in Northern Europe – more so than its Italian counterpart – laid the foundations of modern art.

The Supreme Art
A look at how Jan Van Eyck’s oil paintings transformed the art world.

The Birth of the Artist
A look at painter Albrecht Durer, the first world-famous artist.

Image Wars
Joseph Leo Koerner examines the work of Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch.