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Masterstroke

Masterstroke

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.

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30. september 2015

What happens after death? The painting Belshazzar’s Feast by Rembrandt shows the moment in time a powerful king discovered his fate. Through this painting discover the answer to the most important question in life, and the secret to salvation?

30. september 2015

Have you ever lost something and got totally frustrated because you can't find it? Discover the mystery in the painting "The Lost Drachma" by artist James Tissot, who is the women? what has she lost?

30. september 2015

The painting "The incredulity of Thomas" by Caravaggio, depicts the most notorious example of doubt in history. So why did Thomas have such doubts, and how did he resolve them?

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