The Culture Show

Ice Age Art: A Culture Show Special

About this programme

Andrew Graham-Dixon travels to northern Spain to see some of the world's oldest works of art. In limestone caves, he is astonished to find a series of vivid paintings, some of which are more than 33,000 years old and appear to link modern man to ice-age ancestors. Back in London, Andrew gets a behind-the-scenes preview of the British Museum exhibition Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind, and discovers that the world's first commissioned artists were producing highly sophisticated work tens of thousands of years earlier than he had previously imagined. With contributions by the museum's director Neil MacGregor and sculptor Antony Gormley.

Cast and crew

Cast

Presenter
Andrew Graham-Dixon
Contributor
Neil MacGregor
Contributor
Antony Gormley

Crew

Director
Liam McArdle
Series Editor
Janet Lee
Series Producer
Matthew Springford
Categories
Arts