A man of passion (MOP) has a variety of interests and one of those interests should be the fine arts. Now I know that many men (people) do not have the time to delve deeply into this massive, multifaceted, sometimes complex discipline but the MOP should at least have exposure to the Fine Arts. I therefore offer a list of several art experts/historians that will provide you an amazing introduction the fine arts. Enjoy!
Simon Schama: is an English historian specialising in art history, Dutch history, and French history. He is a University Professor of History and Art History at Columbia University, New York.
The Power of Art: http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/powerofart/
James Fox: is a British art historian and BAFTA nominated broadcaster. Fox is a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and specializes in 20th-century art at the University of Cambridge’s History of Art Department.
History of Art in Three Colours: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01l9mf8 (History of Art in Three Colours)
Waldemar Januszczak: is a British art critic and television documentary producer and presenter. Formerly the art critic of The Guardian, he took the same role at The Sunday Times in 1992, and has twice won the Critic of the Year award. Too Many films!
The Dark Ages: An Age of Light: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00zbtmr
Rococo: Travel, Pleasure, Madness: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03sg6fy/episodes/guide
Andrew Graham-Dixon: is one of the leading art critics and presenters of arts television in the English-speaking world. He has presented numerous landmark series on art for the BBC.
Art of Eternity: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006s7gv
The High Art of the Low Countries: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rszrr
Matthew Collings: is a British art critic, writer, broadcaster, and artist.
Impressionism: the Revenge of the Nice: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/impressionism-revenge-of-the-nice/