This is a must-see for any aspiring painter or anyone willing to take a plunge into art history. Matthew Collings presents his best-yet exploration of the techniques and practices of a trio of giants in Renaissance art: Michael Angelo, Leonardo and the flamboyant Raphael. From the start, something is not as we expect it. The soundtrack, style of narration and deep plunges into the surprising details of paintings are all thoroughly contemporary and even revolutionary for a documentary format. All elements make this one of the most engaging encounters with the details of Renaissance painting for me.
watch it on bbc iplayer..... http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00vj4sf/hd/Renaissance_Revolution_Raphael_The_Madonna_of_the_Meadow/