苏富比英国主席James Stourton将在年内离任，吸引他的下一份“工作”是着手写作已故英国国家美术馆前馆长Kenneth Clark的传记。
Colorful stories, again: "Civilisations"
vnsc5858威尼斯城官网，Harper Collins出版社希望该书能在2016年出版；而此前，牛津大学教授Fram Dinshaw 曾于1990年代里动笔写作Kenneth Clark的传记，却未能付梓。
① Almost half a century after Kenneth Clark's ground-breaking television series about the history of Western art helped to popularise colour television, the BBC's remake begins airing on Thursday (a different version will be broadcast in America on PBS from April 17th).
② The update of the series is far more ambitious.
③ Three years in the making and filmed in 31 countries, it features sweeping drone footage to help show off the art works under discussion.
④ Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga—each a historian with a particular speciality—present their own episodes.
⑤ Among other themes, they focus on how the nude became the hallmark of Western art, the meaning of colour in India and its absence in the war-time paintings of Francisco Goya, and how different cultures borrowed from one another during colonial encounters in countries ranging from Mexico to Mali.
⑥ Expect to be surprised as well as enchanted.
civilisation/civilization /ˌsɪvɪlʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/: n. 文明
ground-breaking /ˈɡraʊn(d)breɪkɪŋ/: adj. 先锋性的；开创性的
remake /ˈriːmeɪk/: n. 翻拍；重制
air /ɛː/: vi. 播放；播出
on air: 正在播出
in the air: 悬而未决
series /ˈsɪəri:z/: n. 剧集；系列
in the making: 制作（the process of developing or being made）
drone /drəʊn/: n. 无人机
footage /ˈfʊtɪdʒ/: n. 影片片段