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Ice Age Art: A Culture Show Special

Ice Age Art: A Culture Show Special

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Summary

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 & Crew

Presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon
Contributor Neil MacGregor
Contributor Antony Gormley
Director Liam McArdle
Series Editor Janet Lee
Series Producer Matthew Springford
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