visual art movement



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BBC - Podcasts and Downloads

‘’Enjoy BBC audio on the move - a wide range of programmes and highlights are available as podcasts for you to download for free.’’ (and be careful, some of them are available for download only one month after the original broadcast) E.g.:

BBC Learning English Drama

Dramas for English language learners. Every Friday you can improve your English by listening to a drama specially created for English language learners. Listen to retellings of classic stories and bespoke dramas on specific topics. Each episode will be between six and 10 minutes long. Most dramas will be told over a number of episodes.


History as told by the people who were there. Witness talks to people who lived through moments of history to bring you a personal perspective on world events. Broadcast on weekdays.

21st Century Mythologies

Peter Conrad examines contemporary popular culture in a series of  21st Century Mythologies in the spirit of Roland Barthes.

6 Minute English

Learn and practise useful English language for everyday situations with the BBC. Your weekly instruction manual for saying or doing something in English is published every Friday. Each programme is six minutes long and contains examples and explanations to help you improve your knowledge of the English language across a wide range of topics.

6 Minute Grammar

Learn English grammar in six minutes. Every Tuesday join two of our presenters and learn a new key area of grammar.

6 Minute Vocabulary

Build your English vocabulary in six minutes. Every Monday join two of our presenters and hear about different ways to develop your vocabulary knowledge and skills.

A Christmas Carol (BBC Learning)

Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge is abridged in 9 episodes and read by Alan Smith. The adaptation of the story is rich in music and sound effects and is accompanied by Teacher’s Notes - making it ideal for children studying a classic text.

A History of Britain in Numbers

British history in numbers, the big trends and changes in our lives, brought to life with interviews and new audio techniques, and compared with the present day. Andrew Dilnot presents 10 programmes that cover population, incomes, health, consumption, homes, work, education, old age and women.

A History of Ideas

A fresh take on the History of Ideas as big subjects like beauty, freedom, technology and morality get dissected by a team of thinkers. Philosophers, theologians, lawyers, Neuroscientists, historians and mathematicians join Melvyn Bragg to present a history in many voices.

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores 100 different objects which reflect how the world has changed.

A Point of View

Weekly reflections on topical issues from a range of contributors including historian Lisa Jardine, novelist Sarah Dunant and writer Alain de Botton.

Americana: inside the USA

An insider’s guide to the stories and people shaping the USA today.   Discussion and insight from some of the best known names and voices in America.


Analysis makes sense of the ideas that change the world, from economics to social affairs to global politics to political Islam. With thought-provoking and expert presenters, Analysis aims to make the world of policy and ideas both interesting and surprising.

BBC Business Daily

Demystifying the world of money - Business Daily and In the Balance examine the big issues facing the global economy and look at what the analysis and the business jargon really mean.

All in the Mind

All in the Mind examines how we think and behave. It’s presented by psychologist Claudia Hammond. She investigates the latest techniques being used by mental health practitioners, speaks to people with psychological issues and uncovers all the most recent research from the world of the mind.

Beyond Belief

Debates exploring the place of religion and faith in today’s complex world. Ernie Rea is joined by a multi-faith panel to discuss how religious traditions affect their values and perspectives.


James Naughtie and readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best known novels. Authors include: Douglas Adams, Alan Bennett, Alice Sebold and Maya Angelou.

Books and Authors

This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book, Mariella Frostrup talks to leading authors about their work. A Good Read features Harriett Gilbert discussing a range of favourite titles with guests.

Cook The Perfect…

Discover cooking techniques and tips to help you perfect your cooking know-how. Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey are joined by leading chefs and food writers who share their secrets for perfect home-cooked dishes.


The science documentary series that looks in depth at the most significant ideas, discoveries and trends in science

Drama of the Week

Every Friday we bring you a new drama from Radio 4 or Radio 3.Exercise your imagination with some of the best writers and actors on radio. Storytelling at its very best.

Excess Baggage

Travellers’ Tales from home and around the world: their destinations, experiences and issues arising from their journeys are discussed with Sandi Toksvig or John McCarthy.

Five Hundred Years of Friendship

Five Hundred Years of Friendship: Dr Thomas Dixon presents a history of the changing meaning of friendship over the centuries.

Food Programme

Provenance and pleasure, history and health - Radio 4’s weekly look at food. Making sense of food, from the kitchen and canteen, to the farm and factory.  We place food in its historical and cultural context; call to account policy makers and industry decision makers; and celebrate the sheer pleasure of good food.

Great Lives

Biography series exploring the greatest people who ever lived. Matthew Parris interviews an eminent guest and an expert to reveal the truth behind their history heroes.

Germany: Memories of a Nation

Presented by British Museum director Neil MacGregor, this 30-part series explores 600 years of Germany’s complex and often challenging history, using objects, art, landmarks and literature.

In Our Time: Culture

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the history of ideas as it applies to culture - from literature and the visual arts to artistic movements and their origins.

In Our Time: Philosophy

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the history of philosophy - from ancient Greek thinkers to the major questions that preoccupy philosophers today.

In Our Time: Religion

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the history of religious ideas - from the faith systems of ancient civilisations to the development of modern religions.

My Own Shakespeare

What does Shakespeare mean to us today ? Public figures from all walks of life talk about the piece of Shakespeare that inspires them most.The pieces are read by well known actors.

The Digital Human

Aleks Krotoski explores what technology tells us about modern living. Each programme takes part of our digital world and looks at how it’s influencing who we are, what we value and where we’re headed. Whether it be our relationships or our environments; both real and virtual, Aleks reveals what these developments tell us about ourselves and the world we’re creating.

The Educators – ideas about learning

Examining ideas about the way we teach and learn. Sarah Montague interviews some of the most influential people in education, to find out the origin of their ideas, the things they would change and the experience that has shaped them.


Nayeon - Renaissance Art: Rebirth of classical culture and beauty ideals.

Jungyeon - Cubism: New forms to express modern life.

Momo - Expressionism: Charged with an emotional and spiritual vision of the world.

Sana - Pop Art: The art of popular culture. The visual art movement that characterises a sense of optimism.

Jihyo - Impressionism: Capturing fleeting effects of natural light.

Mina - Neoclassical: Art that recaptures classical grace and grandeur.

Dahyun - Surrealism: Liberating creativity from the limitations of rational thought.

Chaeyoung - Romanticism: The triumph of imagination and individuality.

Tzuyu - Post-Impressionism: A reaction against Impressionism and the naturalistic depiction of light.

Project Submission Guidelines!

Please submit photos, videos, illustrations, visual posts that show your real life, every day experience of the world as a disabled person. Whatever that may be! It can be anything from mundane every day things, your fashion, your selfies, your food habits, the things you enjoy doing, to the adventures you go on, basically anything anyone would ever share about themselves. It doesn’t have to be a 100% positive experience, though, as that is not real life. Any emotion, any experience. I’m interested in presenting what it is like for disabled people to live their lives.

Photos, videos etc. should probably include you, a part of you, or your actual Point of View to be a true depiction of you and your experience. They should also be clear, the subject matter should be recognizable, and relatively interesting to look at (if not downright hilarious commentary on the mundaneness of living life as a human being). If we want this project to make a difference it should be something that all kinds of people want to look at. Let’s burst out of our echo-chamber and refuse to be ignored!

Whatever else, you should be presenting yourself and your experience how YOU want to be presented. This is about both education and empowerment. I’m not here to dictate how you depict your life and what “Disability Is Normal” means for you.

No photos or videos of disabled people that are not you, please, unless it is a group shot that includes you and you are also disabled.

If you know a disabled person who wants their experience to be shared as part of this project please have them submit. If they are not physically able to submit, then please message me with a copy of their explicit consent - this would be either in physical signed form (a photo of a signed note), a video of them consenting, or a voice recording. A simple YES answer to a ‘do you want this to be shared on Disability is Normal’ - a physical nod, or thumbs up etc. is good enough for me if the person is non-verbal.

I want to try and be inclusive as is absolutely possible, but this is a place for us to be represented exactly how we want to be. These are our voices!

This is a project for all disabilities, all genders, all ethnicities, all skills, all lifestyles, all perspectives, all social classes and all disabled experiences. We are numerous, we are everywhere and we WILL be acknowledged <3


Superflat is a visually-arresting post-modern art movement pioneered in 2001 by Takashi Murakami characterized by vibrant, kaleidoscopic, and anime-inspired imagery.

Superflat’s cultural impact has been far-reaching: not only did it heavily influence the quirky visual style of Adventure Time and cult anime such as Kaiba, but it has also been employed in striking non-traditional advertising for fashion designer Louise Vuitton. In the West, superflat are perhaps best known for being the visual aesthetic behind Kanye West’s first three albums, most notably 2007’s Graduation.

Superflat is widely regarded as the defining artistic movement of 21st century Japan.


Black and White Movements Photography by Gjon Mili

Gjon Mili was an Albanese photographer, living in New York, who was born in 1904 and died in 1984, of a pneumonia. Known for his black and white long exposure pictures, he has worked a long time on artists portraits for magazine Life. On that time, the long exposure didn’t exist on the tools of cameras ; to get this effect, he used stroboscopic lights to illustrate the action and movements sequences.