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Enigmatic Smile and the Holy Kinship, The

Alternative title
Palettes: The Virgin, St Anne and the Infant Jesus, C.1500-15: Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)
Synopsis
Discusses Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne’ (c1510), in terms of the painting itself, the painter, and a palette of colour: pigment, composition and light effects. The figures of the Virgin and Child with St Anne are locked together in a pyramidal composition whose geometry expresses the complex relationship between them. The two women are said to represent the artist’s natural and adopted mothers.
Series
Palettes, Series
Language
English
Country
France
Year of production
1989
Notes
Only available on a DVD combined with two other films from the Paletttes series on Titian and Raphael, entitled THE AGE OF THE TITANS
Subjects
Art
Keywords
Italy; Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519); painters; paintings; Renaissance art

Credits

Director
Alain Jaubert
Producer
Marie de Mercey
Writer
Alain Jaubert
Cast
Anthony Jackson 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

CNRS Images/Media

Sponsor

Name

Delta Image

Name

Espace Vidéo Européen

Name

France

Name

Ministére de la Culture

Name

Ministére de la Recherche

Name

Ministère des Relations Exterieures

Name

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Address
France
Name

Musée du Louvre

Name

Sept Vidéo, La

Address
France

Distributor

Name

Quantum Leap

Notes
The company ceased trading in 2018. It was previously a distributor and online retailer specialising in non-fiction DVD titles on a wide variety of subjects, particularly in the areas of music instruction, music performance, sport instruction, and health. Some titles also available through retail outlets.
 

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