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Masterstroke Mini Series

Masterstroke Mini Series

Why did Rembrandt paint himself as the “Prodigal Son”? Why did Van Gogh paint his ginger beard on Lazarus? Why did Caravaggio paint his own head in the place of Goliath’s?

Masterstroke is a documentary series investigating some of the most famous and interesting religious art in history. At a time when many couldn’t read, art was used as the basis for an understanding of God. Each program explores the stories behind both the paintings and the artists.

Latest episodes

July 15, 2020

Who is the man crucifying Jesus and lifting up the cross?

July 08, 2020

There is Luther, a bunch of academics, poor people on the street, some monks running away

July 01, 2020

Lot had plenty going for him. He was one of the true "survivors". But everything changed