Raiders of the Lost Art

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  • 2014
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.0  (189)

Raiders of the Lost Art is an engaging television show from the Ovation TV network. The program is a documentary-style series that follows a team of art experts as they seek to uncover and recover some of the world's most elusive and priceless artworks. The show aims to take viewers on a thrilling scavenger hunt where each clue eventually leads to a remarkable discovery.

Hosting the show is Jonathan Kydd, who takes on the role of narrator and guide. Along with some of the world's most respected experts in the art world, Kydd leads the audience on a journey across the continents, from Europe to Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Calandra Caldecott and Charles Darwent act as experts, alongside a guest panel of experts, including artists, museum curators, and historians.

Through each episode, the team conducts a deep dive into one of the great lost artworks, artifacts, or sculptures that have been lost or stolen from a museum, gallery, or private collector. The show's experts use their expert knowledge and detective-like skills to piece together the locations and movements of these works of art by following a maze of clues and leads. The show's expert team is confident that every object has a story to tell, and they aim to uncover it every step of the way.

Through each episode, viewers are introduced to a wide range of historical and cultural objects. For example, one episode focuses on the Magnificent Jewels of Fabergé, including a detailed investigation into the seemingly lost Fabergé family heirs. The show provides a captivating glimpse into what happened to some of the world's most extraordinary collections of art.

Overall, Raiders of the Lost Art takes viewers on an incredible journey full of adventure, exploration, and mystery. Through a series of exciting and informative episodes, the program educates viewers on the techniques and processes of art recovery, using forensic, historical, and analytical approaches. The show aims to provide an inside view of how many precious cultural artifacts were lost, and what we can learn from each one of them.

The show features beautiful high-quality footage of the artwork, which is one of the many strengths of the program. The shots give viewers a sense of the magnificence and beauty of the lost artwork, whilst also highlighting the damage caused to them. Some of the pieces featured on the show are now left with fragments and imperfections, which add to their allure.

In conclusion, Raiders of the Lost Art is a fascinating and educational show that brings the past to life through the lens of art. The show succeeds in educating its audience about art history while also providing an immersive Adrenalin-filled experience featuring historic mysteries coupled with intriguing plot twists. Overall, this is a show that art lovers and history buffs won't want to miss. With a talented cast of experts, the program provides the viewers with a unique and insightful view into the world of art recovery.

Raiders of the Lost Art is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (19 episodes). The series first aired on August 30, 2014.

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Where to Watch Raiders of the Lost Art
Raiders of the Lost Art is available for streaming on the Ovation TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Raiders of the Lost Art on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, FuboTV, Hoopla and Plex.
  • Premiere Date
    August 30, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (189)