The Discovery Of Art
Learn about some of the greatest artists from the Renaissance through the 20th century with these educational DVDs!Eugene Delacroix - Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863) is credited with bridging the gap between the painterly traditions of the old Masters and the new-wave artists of the French Romantic movement. His artistic inspiration came chiefly from historical and contemporary events or from literature. His subjects ranged from sumptuous bouquets of flowers to saints, warriors and mythical goddesses, to Arab hunting scenes with ferocious tigers.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) was transformed by his discovery of the Montmartre section in Paris. He devoted his artistic talent to painting this unique microcosm, with its intriguing blend of the vulgar and aristocratic, and his favorite haunts, the Moulin Rouge, the Moulin de la Galette, the Mirliton, the Chat Noir, and the Cabaret of Aristide Bruant. Toulouse-Lautrec is remembered above all as a witty and playful observer of his age.
Kurt Schwitters - Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) was one of the leading protagonists of 20th century arts. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, poet and playwright, as well as a utopian romantic, subverting and transforming everything he touched into art. This DVD provides a complete look at the works of the German artist, now best known for his collages and junk sculpture. This program also includes many of Schwitters' most famous creations filmed during an exhibition of his works at the George Pompidou Museum.
Leonardo da Vinci - Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the great masters of the Italian Renaissance, whose masterpieces include The Last Supper and The Mona Lisa. An acclaimed genius, Leonardo Da Vinci was also an architect, draftsman, engineer, inventor, mathematician, philosopher and visionary, whose research and studies contributed to many developments in modern day science.
Maxfield Parrish - Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966) was one of the greatest American painters and illustrators of the 20th century. Brilliant blue skies, pastoral landscapes and captivating figures are his art's signature characteristic. The scope of his work was enormous, including covers for magazines, theater sets, paintings, photographs, as well as murals and graphic work ranging from posters to calendars.
Michelangelo Buonarroti - Michelangelo (1475-1564) marked the beginning of the modern artist, the artist who claims total freedom with no compromise. As sculptor, painter, architect and poet, he continued the tradition of the early renaissance and pushed it to its extreme. Although working for princes, lords and pontiffs, he turned the traditional status of the artist from that of a craftsman subordinated to the wishes of his patron into that of a creator with the ultimate power to make aesthetic decisions, prepared to risk his career fro the sake of individualism and freedom. In 1512, Michelangelo climbed down for the last time from the scaffolding on which he had spent four years of his life painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling, a fresco covering an area of a thousand square meters with over three hundred figures illustrating the Old Testament Book of Genesis.
6 DVD Box Set - The Discovery Of Art series presents an informative look at some of the greatest works of art created from the Renaissance through the 20th century. Produced in an easy to follow format, each program in this series gives the viewer a unique art experience as well as a comprehensive lesson in art history.