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The dead and the dying

Author: Alain BergalaDominique GibrailAllan WengerMusée du Louvre.Musée d'Orsay.All authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2002.
Series: Every picture tells a story.; Scenarios of art.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the portrayal of death in art, from ancient times to the post-World War II era. Sarcophagi, paintings, sculptures, funerary statuary, news photos, cinema, mixed media, and a living pietá reveal the intricacies and nuances of rendering incidents of natural, accidental, and violent death, including Jesus's crucifixion. The impacts of Christianity on modern figurative painting and of historical watersheds  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Bergala; Dominique Gibrail; Allan Wenger; Musée du Louvre.; Musée d'Orsay.; Centre Georges Pompidou.; Réunion des musées nationaux (France); Films du tambour de soie.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Cinquième (Firm)
OCLC Number: 52975470
Credits: Series developed by Alain Bergala ; series producer, Dominique Gibrail.
Performer(s): Narrated by Allan Wenger.
Description: 1 videodisc (26 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Series Title: Every picture tells a story.; Scenarios of art.
Responsibility: written and directed by Alain Bergala ; co-produced by le Musée du Louvre, le Musée d'Orsay, Le Centre Pompidou, la Réunion des musées nationaux, la Cinquiéme, les Films du tambour de soie.

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Examines the portrayal of death in art, from ancient times to the post-World War II era. Sarcophagi, paintings, sculptures, funerary statuary, news photos, cinema, mixed media, and a living pietá reveal the intricacies and nuances of rendering incidents of natural, accidental, and violent death, including Jesus's crucifixion. The impacts of Christianity on modern figurative painting and of historical watersheds such as the First World War and the Holocaust on old notions of death are explored as well.

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