The Gallery Of Perfection

Critic Waldemar Januszczak considers five paintings he regards as the most important in the world.

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Waldemar Januszczak considers five paintings. 1: The Mother of All Paintings Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Producer Anthony Denselow Repeat

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Unknown: Waldemar Januszczak

Producer: Anthony Denselow

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Venus Unclothed. Waldemar Januszczak

picks the five paintings which he regards as the most important in the world. His second choice is Giorgione's Sleeping Venus. Producer Anthony Denselow Repeat

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Death in Rome. Waldemar Januszczak picks five paintings which he regards as the most important in the world. His third choice is Caravaggio's violent and brooding The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew.

Producer Anthony Denselow Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970719]

Producer: Anthony Denselow

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The Judgement of Manet. Waldemar Januszczak selects five paintings he regards as the world's most important. 4: Manet's Dejeuner surl'Herbe Producer Anthony Denselow Repeat

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In the last of the series,

Waldemar Januszczak looks at Picasso's great anti-war painting, Guernica.

Producer Anthony Denselow Repeat

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01The Mother Of All Paintings19970705

His first choice is probably the single most famous work of art - Michaelangelo's Sistine Chapel, which has undergone a long and controversial restoration.

02Venus Unclothed19970712

That classic nude image - Giorgione's `Sleeping Venus'.

03Death In Rome19970719

Caravaggio's violent and brooding `Martyrdom of Saint Matthew'.

04The Judgement Of Manet19970726

Manet's `Dejeuner sur l'herbe'.

05 LASTGuernica19970802

Critic Waldemar Januszczak completes his collection of the world's five most important paintings with his only image chosen from the 20th century - Picasso's great anti-war painting, `Guernica'.