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In addition to our introductory and curriculum links videos, these films are part of The Superpower of Looking lessons.

Each video features a different presenter exploring how they use the skill of looking in their own lives and careers, and are designed to inspire your students and demonstrate the benefits of close looking.

The videos are presented here as a playlist and can be watched on YouTube. You can see all videos in the playlist by clicking on the icon in the top right of the video. They are also embedded within the lesson plans, as listed below.


Ade Adepitan on Vincent van Gogh

Broadcaster and wheelchair basketball player Ade Adepitan talks about a Vincent van Gogh self-portrait. It forms part of the lesson resource Vincent van Gogh, a selfie and a bandaged ear.

Bob and Roberta Smith on Henri Rousseau

Artist Bob and Roberta Smith on Henri Rousseau's Surprised! It forms part of the lesson resource Surprised by a tiger!

Denise Mina on Henri Matisse

Writer and broadcaster Denise Mina looks at Henri Matisse's The Pink Tablecloth at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. It forms part of the lesson resource Matisse and a pink tablecloth.

YolanDa Brown on Pieter de Hooch

Musician and broadcaster YolanDa Brown looks at Pieter de Hooch's A Boy Bringing Bread at The Wallace Collection. It forms part of the lesson resource A girl scrubbing pots and pans by Chardin, within the comparison activity.

Rachel Martin-Peer on Joseph Wright of Derby

London taxi driver and tour guide Rachel Martin-Peer explores Joseph Wright of Derby's An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump. It forms part of the lesson resource An experiment by candlelight.


You can also find some of these videos on BBC Teach as part of their Art & Design 7–11 resources.