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Vermeer: Light, Love and Silence

Synopsis
Looks at the social, political and scientific context in which Jan Vermeer lived and worked and explains his techniques and his exploratory process of pictorial composition. Academics including Dr Jonathan Miller and Svetlana Alpers discuss the meaning of Vermeer’s settings and subjects, and the formal simplicity and intensity of feeling behind the paintings.
Series
South Bank Show, The: Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Year of production
1996
Notes
Broadcast on ITV on 19/5/96.
Subjects
Art
Keywords
art - Dutch; Vermeer, Jan (1632-1675)

Credits

Director
Michael Gill
Producer
Michael Gill
Contributor
Jonathan Miller; Svetlana Alpers
Cast
Melvyn Bragg 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
£19.30
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
52 minutes
Year
2011

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£14.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
52 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

London Weekend Television

Distributor

Name

Illuminations

Email
louise@illuminationsmedia.co.uk
Web
http://www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7288 8400
Fax
020 7288 8488
Address
19-20 Rheidol Mews
Rheidol Terrace
Islington
London
N1 8NU
Notes
Illuminations produces and distributes programmes on arts-related subjects, some of which are made for television and others in conjunction with cultural institutions to accompany specific exhibitions. Many titles are available for sale on DVD, including continuing series on leading contemporary and twentieth century artists and modern architecture, as well as a few programmes on religion, drama, history and ideas.
Name

Phaidon Press

Contact
Daniel Groenewald (Head of UK Sales & Marketing)
Email
enquiries@phaidon.com
Web
http://uk.phaidon.com/store/video/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7843 1206
Fax
020 7843 1215
Notes
A series of 60+ films on major artists, many of which have been broadcast on the Southbank Show. Sale on video. (Some of the titles are available for sale on DVD from Illuminations.

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