Every Picture Tells A Story

LIVING – Sundays from 27 November, 10.30pm

Well-known art critic Waldemar Januszczak explores the myths and origins behind some of the most famous and beautiful paintings in the world. Who is the mysterious Mona Lisa, and how did she come to feature in the most famous painting in the world? What is the disturbing moral of Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Tulp? And how does Botticelli’s representation of the goddess of love in The Birth of Venus reflect the bloody drama of high Renaissance Florence?