Power of Art - Rothko episode 8: Rothko is known for his abstract expressionism paintings, but he moved through more traditional styles in his early career, including Surrealist paintings in the 1940s.
Power of Art - Picasso episode 7: Guernica (1937) was created during Picasso's Surrealist period and captures the horror of the bombing of the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.
Power of Art - Van Gogh: Born in Groot-Zundert, The Netherlands, Van Gogh spent his early life as an art dealer, teacher and preacher in England, Holland and Belgium.
Power of Art - Joseph Mallord William Turner: One of Britain's most celebrated artists, Turner showed exceptional artistic talent from an early age and entered the Royal Academy aged fourteen.
Power of Art - David: Painting became an important means of communication for David since his face was slashed during a sword fight.
Power of Art - Rembrandt: Despite being known as a portrait painter Rembrandt used his talent to push the boundaries of painting.
Power of Art - Bernini: Born in Naples, Bernini was an exceptional talent from an early age and went on to dominate the art world of 17th century Rome.
Power of Art - Caravaggio: Caravaggio's approach to painting was unconventional. He avoided the standard method of making copies of old sculptures and instead took the more direct approach of painting.