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The Early Renaissance [electronic resource]: Italy and Northern Europe

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Part I covers the revival and reinterpretation of the classical tradition in the works of Florentine artists Masaccio, Brunelleschi, Boticelli, and Ghiberti and discusses how these artists exemplify the merging of Christian and humanistic values. Part II: Glowing color, made possible by the new medium of oil paint, and attention to minute detail sets the work of the Flemish masters apart. Examines the realism of Jan van Eyck and the spiritual crisis of northern Europe as revealed in Grüenwald's Isenheim altarpiece. The spirit of the Renaissance as reflected in Albrecht Dürer's work is also a topic of this program which features experts John White and Colin Eisler.
Online
1989
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The Renaissance and the Age of Discovery [electronic resource]

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Renaissance humanists made man "the measure of all things." The contributions of Machiavelli, Federigo da Montefeltro, Jan van Eyck, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Columbus and Magellan are examined in an era possessed by a passion for knowledge.
Online
1989
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The Renaissance and the New World [electronic resource]

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The discovery of America challenged Europe's ideas and institutions as explorers, artists and thinkers surpassed previous limits. Weber explains Leonardo da Vinci's breakthroughs in art and anatomy, the impact of Magellan's journey around the world and the debt the Renaissance owed to ancient humanistic traditions.
Online
1989
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Hans Holbein the Younger [electronic resource]: Portrait of the Artist's Wife With Katharina and Philipp

This film explores Hans Holbein the Younger's "Portrait of the Artist's Wife with Katharina and Philipp" housed in Kunstmuseum.
Online
2014; 1985
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Tim Marlow at the Courtauld: Part One [electronic resource]

The Courtauld's collection of Renaissance art is one of the most important in Britain and includes works by the likes of Bernado Daddi as well as an enigmatic depiction of the Crucifixion by Sandro Botticelli. The collection is also strong in northern European art of this period, and the jewel of the early Renaissance displays is the Lamentation Triptych by the Master of Flemalle. The triptych is now considered to be one of the greatest masterpieces of early Netherlandish painting. But very little is known about the about the work and it is the subject of ongoing research at the Courtauld. But in many ways the star of the Courtauld's collection of Renaissance art is a depiction of Adam and Eve by German artist Lucas Cranach the Elder, a delicately rendered work that captures the mome [...]
Online
2015; 2010
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Master of Female Half-Lengths [electronic resource]: Portrait of a Young Woman

1000 Masterpieces from the Great Museums of the World takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of art and provides a deeper insight into the masterpieces of painting. This film explores Master of Female Half-Lengths' "Portrait of a Young Woman," completed circa 1550 and housed in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
Online
2014; 1985
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The Divine Michelangelo: Episode 2

Unveiling the man behind the myth. Five hundred years ago, Michelangelo created three of the art world's greatest icons: the statue of David, the painted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican and the dome of St. Peter's in Rome. This revealing drama documentary traces his development from angry young man to pride of Rome. His prodigious talent has led people to describe him as more divine than human. Modern experts reproduce elements of his work to discover the extent of his genius. His personal life is also examined. Was art's first superstar the poverty-stricken, tortured, lonely outsider that many of us believe? Or was he a cunning spin-doctor who skilfully molded his own image? A BBC Production.
Online
2015; 2004
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Plus Ça Change

Art historian and critic Andrew Graham-Dixon opens this series with the dramatic story of French art, a story of the most powerful kings ever to rule in Europe, with their glittering palaces and astoundingart to go in them. He also reveals how art emerged from a struggle between tradition and revolution, between rulers and a people who didn't always want to be ruled. Starting with the first great revolution in art, the invention of Gothic architecture, he traces its development up until the arrival of Classicism and the Age of Enlightenment—and the very eve of the French Revolution. Along the way, some of the greatest art the world has ever seen was born, including the paintings of Poussin, Watteau, and Chardin; the decadent Rococo delights of Boucher; and the great history paintings [...]
Online
2017
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The Priceless Treasures of Dresden

An art special produced in cooperation with the National Gallery of Art in association with IBM.
Online
2018; 1978
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Rembrandt: Smart Secrets of Great Paintings

This group portrait has come to symbolize the Golden Age of Dutch painting. Painted at the height of Rembrandt's career, The Night Watch goes beyond portrayal of characters and transcends conventions, juxtaposing eras and populations in a supreme homage to the freedom and might of Amsterdam, epitomized by this joyful militia company marching towards their destiny.
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2017; 2016
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Vermeer: Smart Secrets of Great Paintings

This work is full of allusions to the interplay between knowledge and mystery, science and religion, the familiar and the unknown, the inward- and the outward-looking. The shaft of light that is Vermeer's hallmark and in which he excelled celebrates the freedom of the age and the growth of humanism.
Online
2017; 2016
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Vermeer, Beyond Time

Vermeer, Beyond Time explores the life and work of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. In this documentary, Jean-Pierre Cottet focuses on not only his work, but also his family life. In 1675, overwhelmed by poverty, physically weakened, and humiliated, Vermeer dies at the age of 43. His rediscovery some 200 years later has seen his popularity soar, claiming both our hearts and our admiration.
Online
2018; 2017
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"The Lute Player" by Caravaggio: Famous People, Incredible Lives

Famous Artists offers a fascinating look at some of the most acclaimed and influential artists of all time. You will gain insight into their greatest works as well as their technique, style and influences on others. This program explores historic developments, significant contributions, important benchmarks, and major turning points during Caravaggio's life.
Online
2015; 2010
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"Self Portrait and Saskia" by Rembrandt: Famous People, Incredible Lives

Famous Artists offers a fascinating look at some of the most acclaimed and influential artists of all time. You will gain insight into their greatest works as well as their technique, style and influences on others. This program explores historic developments, significant contributions, important benchmarks, and major turning points during Rembrandt's life.
Online
2015; 2010
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"Mona Lisa" by Da Vinci: Famous People, Incredible Lives

Leonardo Da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa in the start of the 16th century; it has been constantly scrutinized and copied over the last five centuries. In this Film Ideas video, explore Da Vinci's artistic success prior to the Mona Lisa,the elements of the famous painting, Da Vinci's use of sfumato, and the possible model of the composition.
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2015; 2010
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"Portrait of G. Arnolfini" by Jan van Eyck: Famous People, Incredible Lives

Painters of the Middle Agestraditionally used tempera on canvases. Flemish artist Jan van Eyck challenged traditions by painting with oils. In this Film Ideas video, explore the artistic elements, riddles, and symbolism within the Portrait of G. Arnolfini and his Wife painted in 1434.
Online
2015; 2010
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Florence & Vatican: World Heritage

There were once a large number of great artists and architects working in Florence. The rich culture that matured in this area went on to flower as the Renaissance. Geniuses working in areas such as art and architecture competed to outdo each other while proclaiming loudly the importance of the concepts of respect for individual human beings and harmony between them. Florence became an important center of European culture and art thanks to the patronage of the wealthy Medici family. In Vatican City, religious teachings and great art were fused to create a sublime cultural heritage that remains intact to this day. St. Peter's Basilica and the Palace of the Vatican are literally treasuries of art.
Online
2015; 2008
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"The Birth of Venus" by Botticelli: Famous People, Incredible Lives

Angelo Poliziano created the story of Venus' birth from sea foam in Stanzas on the Tournament.Sandro Botticelli depicts the advent of the goddess inThe Birth of Venus, painted in the 15th century. In this Film Ideas video, explore the elements of the painting, Botticelli's approach to art, and his patronage of the de Medici family.
Online
2015; 2010
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"Return of the Prodigal Son" by Rembrandt: Famous People, Incredible Lives

Painted in the 17th century, The Return of the Prodigal Son is considered to be Rembrandt's spiritual testament. In this Film Ideas video, explore the elements and composition of the Flemish artist's work and his artistic approach to the biblical plot.
Online
2015; 2010
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Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery is England's first purpose-built public art gallery. Designed by Sir John Soane, the influential building holds one of the world's finest Old Master collections including great works by Poussin, Rubens, Canaletto, Reynolds and Gainsborough. This film goes behind the scenes at the gallery, and offers an insider's view of a vibrant working world. Included are the restoration of Rembrandt's glorious Girl at a Window, exhibition re-hangs, the work of the gallery's award-winning education team, and extensive interviews with the key creatives. The documentary addresses the gallery's remarkable history, architecture and collection, and is complemented by an additional twenty short films looking at a selection of its finest masterpieces. Intimate and revealing, this f [...]
Online
2019; 2006