Mystery of the Lost Paintings


Mystery of the Lost Paintings is a seven-part television series produced by Sky Arts and developed as a collaboration between Peter Glidewell, Ballandi Arts and Factum Arte. The series focuses on seven great paintings by Vermeer, Monet, Van Gogh, Franz Marc, Klimt, Lempicka, and Sutherland that were destroyed, stolen or lost during the 20th Century.

The programme follows a team from Factum Arte as they scan, print, paint and work to understand and recreate each painting. Each hour-long episode narrates the story of an artist, their painting, and how it was lost. The emphasis of each episode is not the recreation itself but a highly detailed performance revealing the artist´s biography, the character of the original painting and the discussions that accompany the rematerialisation.

The episodes of Mystery of the Lost Paintings will broadcast in the UK, Italy and Germany on the following dates:

Artist UK Italy Germany
Sutherland May 2 April 19 April 22
Monet May 9 April 26 April 29
Van Gogh May 16 May 10 April 1
Vermeer May 23 April 12 April 8
Lempicka May 30 May 17 May 13
Klimt June 6 April 5 April 15
Marc June 13 May 3 May 6
Caravaggio June 20 n/a May 20


VIDEO
2017 Recording Monet's Water Lilies
2017 Mystery of the lost Van Gogh

PRESS
2018 UK The Guardian
2018 Italy Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica La Stampa, Il Giornale, Libero, Il Messagero, Leggo

The Concert

Johannes Vermeer

Six Sunflowers in a Vase

Vincent Van Gogh

Medicine

Gustav Klimt

The Tower of Blue Horses

Franz Marc

Water Lilies

Claude Monet

Myrto

Tamara de Lempicka

Winston Churchill

Graham Sutherland

Nativity with Saint Francis and Saint Lawrence

Caravaggio

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