This series presents a unique and masterly survey of the greatest achievements in the history of art from the medieval era to the post-impressionist world. This authoritative and thought-provoking series employs powerful graphic images to entertain and inform the student and the art lover. Spectacular landscapes set the backdrop for the encompassing look at great moments in art history. CC
This program is Closed-Captioned.
- DVD No. 1 (Volumes 1 through 2)
Volume 1: Light in the Darkness
This program's focus is on the Medieval period highlighting the works of Giotto, Van Eyck and other artists who forged a link with the religious world, discovered perspective and paved the way for the Renaissance which was to follow.
Volume 2: A New Dream
This program's focus is on the Renaissance. This golden age inspired the likes of Michaelangelo, Raphael, Da Vinci and Holbein. This video highlights masterpieces such as the Ambassadors, The Mona Lisa, The Last Judgement and The Last Supper.
- DVD No. 2 (Volumes 3 through 4)
Volume 3: The Age of Splendor
This program's focus is on the Baroque. Great works from Rembrandt, Rubens,Caravaggio and Bernini coupled with spectacular new limits of realism and expression that fosters such great art as Las Meninas, Marriage a la Mode,The Conversion of St Paul and The Lion Hunt.
Volume 4: Reason and Enlightenment
This program's focus is on The Rococo. The emphasis on pastoral themes and strong classical influence emerged in the work of Hogarth, Gainsborough, Chardin and David. Great works studied include The Blue Boy, The Rakes Progress and Saying Grace.
- DVD No. 3 (Volumes 5 through 6)
Volume 5: Passion and Revolution
This programs focus is on Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. As the strict classical disciplines of the eighteenth century faded, the Romantic movement and the landscape painters cam to prominence: Constable, Turner , and Goya flourished, leaving us such masterpieces as the The Third of May, The Hay Wain and Rain, Steam and Speed.
Volume 6: A New Vision
This program's focus is on the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist era. Never was a world so completely turned upside down as with the arrival of the Impressionist School. This video features the revolutionary work of Cezanne, Seurat, Manet and Van Gogh. Titles featured include Gare St. Lazare, Dance at the Moulin de la Galette, La Mont St. Victoire and The Bathers.
"This survey of artistic accomplishments stretching from the medieval period to the Postimpressionist age features an abundance of paintings, varied location shots, and fast-paced voice-over narrations. Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Reubens, David, Goya, and Cezanne are among the artists studied for their contributions to baroque, rococo, and other art styles and eras. Dozens of masterpieces--including The Last Supper, Mona Lisa, The Conversion of St. Paul, and Blue Boy --are explored and viewed...this series offers a worth while overview for both art aficionados and students."- Booklist