The Genius Of British Art 4/6: Visions Of England

7:00pm Sunday, October 24 on C4

It’s easy to dismiss English landscape art as nothing more than tea towel culture. That would be a big mistake, argues Sir Roy Strong. Far from being a succession of chocolate box clich�s, the genius of English landscape art is that it affords a sometimes shocking and subversive insight into the country’s deepest fears. Sir Roy argues that, from Constable to Hockney, landscape artists have reflected visions of England on the cusp of change. It is nothing less than this country’s greatest contribution to western art.

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