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History of Art, The (6 Parts)

Synopsis
A series chronicling the development and history of art from medieval times to the 20th-century, with analysis and interpretation by Chris Muir and Dr George Speake.
1: The flourishing of secular art under the wing of the medieval Church. Examines the works by Giotto, Massaccio and the Limbourgs brothers.
2: How the Renaissance brought a new spontaneity; depth and colour were reflected in great works such as Michelangelo’s Sistine chapel ceiling and Titian’s ‘Assumption of the Virgin’.
3: The development of the Baroque and two very different approaches to painting: realism and the Classical discipline. Includes the work of Rembrandt, Rubens and Velazquez.
4: The 18th-century taste for decoration and elegance developed into the Rococo style. Features the works of Watteau, Chardin and Hogarth.
5: The backlash against Rococo can be seen in the work of Goya, Gericault and Delacroix, while in Britain Turner and Constable pioneered Romantic landscape art.
6: The Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters; features the work of Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Seurat and Van Gogh.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; 6 videocassettes. VHS. col. 6 x 30 min.
Year of production
2000
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £29.95 (inc. VAT +p&p) each 2000 sale: £149.95 (inclusive) set
Uses
Age 14 and up.
Subjects
Art
Keywords
history of art; medieval art; paintings; paintings - impressionist paintings; Renaissance art; Rococo art; Romantic movement

Credits

Contributor
Chris Muir; George Speake

Sections

Title
Light in the darkness
Synopsis
1: The flourishing of secular art under the wing of the medieval Church. Examines the works by Giotto, Massaccio and the Limbourgs brothers.

Title
New dawn, A
Synopsis
2: How the Renaissance brought a new spontaneity; depth and colour were reflected in great works such as Michelangelo's Sistine chapel ceiling and Titian's 'Assumption of the Virgin'.

Title
Age of splendour, The
Synopsis
3: The development of the Baroque and two very different approaches to painting: realism and the Classical discipline. Includes the work of Rembrandt, Rubens and Velazquez.

Title
Reason and enlightenment
Synopsis
4: The 18th-century taste for decoration and elegance developed into the Rococo style. Features the works of Watteau, Chardin and Hogarth.

Title
Passion and revolution
Synopsis
5: The backlash against Rococo can be seen in the work of Goya, Gericault and Delacroix, while in Britain Turner and Constable pioneered Romantic landscape art.

Title
New vision, A
Synopsis
6: The Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters; features the work of Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Seurat and Van Gogh.

Production Company

Name

Cromwell Productions Ltd

Distributor

Name

AVP

Email
info@avp.co.uk
Web
http://avp.100megs28.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01291 625439
Fax
01291 629671
Address
School Hill Centre
Chepstow
Monmouthshire
NP16 5PH
Notes
Use for: Audio Visual Productions. Ceased trading.
Name

Cromwell Productions Ltd

Email
crom@compuserve.com
Web
http://www.history-zone.com/about.html External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 295580
Fax
1789 415210
Address
11 Central Chambers
Cook’s Alley
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6JQ

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