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Art comes to TV

I didn’t do much talking in todays Art & design Context class. After a short reminder about an imminent assignment and a short presentation (using Google Presentations) on Graphic Design movements we watched Glamours Golden Age on BBC iPlayer. The episode, screened last night on BBC4 explored the 1920’s and 30’s and the Art Deco style that dominated art and design during those times. The show was particularly good at making links between what was happening socially and politically and how that affected the art movement, and how art then had an effect on life.

The show looked at architecture, transport, advertising, everyday objects and also how Hollywood played a major role in promoting the Art Deco style. As well as the art and design work, topical issues of the time were also covered including The Depression and the build up to World War 2.

Looking forward to next weeks episode Bright Young Things which is about youth and sex, drink and drugs! This episode may be of interest to photography students as it will feature the work of fashion and portrait photographer Cecil Beaton.

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