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Roland, Anthony

Works: 134 works in 278 publications in 2 languages and 1,904 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Art  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Director, Editor, Producer, Performer, Collector, Other, Restager
Classifications: ND623.F5, 709.034
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anthony Roland
The Multiplication of Styles 1700 1900( Visual )

3 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the period 1700-1900
Circle of light( Visual )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and French and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film without words is composed of Pamela Bone's unique photograhic transparencies. Her talent has been said to 'push photography beyond its own limits, liberating it to the status of an entirely creative art form.' Inspired by nature, and being more responsive to feeling than to thought, Miss Bone has sought to express the mystery and beauty of the inner vision through photographic means alone: landscape has the quality of a dream; children on the sea-shore have a sense of their own enchantment, trees are forboding and strange when night moves in their arms
Seurat Drawings( Visual )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film brings together nearly all of Seurat's drawings and demonstrates how Pointillism can work in monochrome
Degas' Dancers( Visual )

5 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the work of Edgar Degas, innovator in structural composition which gave his subject matter a fleetness of motion never before attained by an artist
Renaissance and Mannerism Collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of western art is one of movements and counter-movements, actions and reactions. In particular there is the alternation between the tendency towards balance and rationality and the urge towards emotive elaboration or distortion. A typical example is the contrast between the Renaissance art of the fourteenth to fifteenth centuries, which sought to re-establish the rules of grand design and proportion of classical art after the overarching strains of the Gothic, and the Mannerist art which followed in the sixteenth century, which elaborates upon, and even perversely bends and breaks, the classical rules. With early Renaissance painters such as Giotto, Masaccio and Piero, and with High Renaissance masters like Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo, come poised, architectonic arrangements of the human form. The development of their art coincided with a flowering of the natural sciences and of Christian humanist philosophy which, while deeply religious, marked a demystification and a new urbanity in human thought. By the end of Michelangelo's career, however, we can perceive a distortion of figures and an exaggeration of musculature characteristic of Mannerism. The term 'mannerist' is one of the most problematic in art history, frequently used disparagingly to suggest affectation, often from an opposing 'classical' point of view. The original Mannerism of the sixteenth century certainly tended to heighten color and employ exaggerated, articulated pose or contrapposto to achieve emotional and spiritual charge. In architecture, at the same time, the elegance of Palladian proportion began to be subject to inventive, if not willful, variation, inversion, and parody. Thus the way opened up for the even greater and more florid artifices of the Baroque and Rococo
Jean Fouquet by Jean Fouquet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Fouquet was one of the greatest artists of the fifteenth century. Among his patrons was Etienne de Chevalier, Grand Treasurer of France, who commissioned from him a Book of Hours: a strange mixture of amusing picturebook and devotional manual, linking the chronicles of Christianity to the hours of the day. Fouquet conceived this Book of Hours long before he began to work at it. Round each central picture, illustrating some incident from the life of Christ or the Virgin or some other important story from the Bible, he painted scenes of the places he and his patron had known in the king's service - Touraine and Italy, the castle of Vincennes, the streets of Paris. And, where it was appropriate, he portrayed people of his time - among the suppliants at the feet of the Virgin is Etienne de Chevalier himself, and the Three Kings coming to Bethlehem are King Charles VII and his two sons. In introducing these likenesses Fouquet anticipated the liberties later Renaissance painters were to take with religious subject matter. Directed and narrated by Jacques Berthier, original music by Pierre Spiers. Also available in French
Fra Angelico by Angelico( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is preserved in the Roland Collection primarily as an example of early experiments in art-critical film by Carlo Ragghianti, who was to become one of Italy's most influential art critics and educators. The film presents a critical analysis of Fra Angelico's style, which blended traditional Gothic forms with the revolutionary ideas of his contemporaries, Masaccio and Brunelleschi. Director/Narration by Carlo L Ragghianti and original music by Giorgio Fabor. This film won the Exceptional Quality Award from the Italian Government
London, Center of the World's Art Trade by Anthony Roland( Visual )

5 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a privileged view of the art trade not usually accessible to the public. This fascinating subject is treated in an intimate manner, conveying the mounting excitement at an auction as well as behind-the-scenes discussions among dealers
Henry Moore: London 1940-42( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film examines a series of wartime drawings by Henry Moore of people in air-raid shelters and on subway platforms
What is a Good Drawing? by Anthony Roland( Visual )

7 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary : There is a format for a good drawing, and using examples from the 15th century to the present day this film shows the viewer examples of good drawings and explains the methods employed to make it such
Image of Light by George Pollock( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For me, light is the most exciting thing there is ... all life depends on it ... it actually is the energy which maintains life on earth. As a maker of images, I feel privileged that photography allows me to use the life-giving energy directly in my work. I want to celebrate the joy of light ... the objects that I put in front of my lenses are really only devices for controlling light. In one sequence I developed the idea of light and of the colours of light as creative forces. These forces grow, and they're soon strong enough to form an order...' George Pollock has given 'visual concerts' in Europe, Australia, South Africa and the United States, as well as all over Britain. The film has very little narration. Credits Original music: Keith Winter Participant: George Pollock
Josef Herman Drawings( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great British realist painter Josef Herman portrays working men - coal-miners in Wales, grape-harvesters in Burgundy, Portuguese fishermen and farm laborers. He gives man's immemorial struggle for existence the quality of an epic. His form is simple and monumental, his drawing, as he says himself, 'true to experience rather than observation.' His subject, the immense dignity of the manual laborer in contact with the realities of nature, is a dying one in an age of automation; and the film mirrors the epic quality of his work. There is no narration. This is a film which proves that it is up to individuals to feel what is great in art rather than simply to accept the opinions of others. 'With his violent pen and brush it is a visual triumph of labor. The director has deliberately chosen the rhythm of the laborer and the effect is monumental.' UNESCO Credits Original music: Louis Saguer Awards Quality Award, French National Film Center Chriss Award, Columbus
Victor Hugo Drawings( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moody scenes of old castles in the mist, the moon on dark waters ... Known as a great French writer, playwright and poet, Victor Hugo was also a remarkable draftsman. Unknown drawings, filmed from the only important collection of Hugo's work, reveal a world of mystery, poetry and dramatic power that is exceptionally cinematographic. More intimate and direct than Hugo's writings, these drawings have the power to take us into the Gothic world of his imagination. There is no narration. Credits Original music: Michel Phillipot
One Hundred Years of Modern Art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film gives a rudimentary 'exposure' to a broad range art for young audiences; it offers a survey of the painting and sculpture of the period 1907-30. A filming technique was evolved whereby brief instalments of information are followed by long sections without narration, designed to capture the spirit of each style that has been discussed. Within the spectrum of Modernism examined here, Surrealism and Dada are represented by the work of Dali, Ernst and others. Many artists who were not formally members of the Surrealist group are also explored. Film sequences include: Cubism, Picasso, Braque, Independents, Mondrian, Matisse, Expressionism, Rouault, Munch, Abstract, Klee, Chagall, Paul Nash, Picasso's Guernica. Credits Narration: Anthony Bertram Original music: Adrian Wagner
The road to modern art 1800-1900 by Edward B Mullins( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features works of Delacroix, Courbet, Corot, Cezanne, Pisarro, Monet, Manet, Renoir, Degas, Seurat, Van Gogh, and Rousseau
Henry Moore London 1940-1942( Visual )

11 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the horrors of war as seen in the World War II drawings of Henry Moore. Also includes documentary footage of the War
Le Christ de Rembrandt( Visual )

3 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-verbal film takes the form of a seamless sequence of images choreographed to the specially composed music of Henry Barraud. The drawings reveal the huge breadth of Rembrandt's techniques, from subtly modeled tone to almost violent pen strokes, sensitive fine line, or the almost oriental virtuosity of brush and ink (picked up in Barraud's occasionally somewhat oriental, staccato score). The widescreen film intersperses images of Christ and scenes from his biblical story with scenes of landscape and street life of Rembrandt's Holland: children at play, crowds gathering, men and women going about their business. The artist's models are his friends, neighbors and family
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