The Art of Russia
Available on Prime Video, BBC Select
Russia has always been preoccupied with icons and an examination of its art reveals a lot about a country in flux. In this Russian art documentary series, Andrew Graham-Dixon examines the ‘great age of the icon’ from Our Lady of Vladimir to the work of Andrei Rublev and its portraits of Stalin and sculptures of Putin. An extraordinary portrait of the art scene and the history of Russia.