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Leonardo da Vinci : the restoration of the century

Author: Stan NeumannVincent PomarèdePierre CurieVincent DelieuvinCinzia Pasquali-VidlerAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Database:WorldCat
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Leonardo da Vinci's Virgin and Child with Saint Anne had already been disfigured by attempts at repairs when the controversial decision was made in 2009 to once again attempt a clean-up and refurbishing. Complicating the decision was the fact that da Vinci had never finished the painting, but returned to it year after year to modify it. Could a restoration remain true to da Vinci's intentions? Might the masterpiece  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Documentary films
Educational films
Nonfiction films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
ARTE France, 2012.
Named Person: Leonardo, da Vinci
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stan Neumann; Vincent Pomarède; Pierre Curie; Vincent Delieuvin; Cinzia Pasquali-Vidler; ARTE France.; Musée du Louvre.; Nord ouest documentaires (Firm); Comité français de radio-télévision.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 872343631
Language Note: Portions with English subtitles.
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on February 01, 2014.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Credits: Camera, Ned Burgess, Sarah Blum, Nina Bernfeld ; editor, Louise Decelle ; music, Philippe Miller.
Performer(s): With: Vincent Pomarède, Vincent Delieuvin, Pierre Curie, Cinzia Pasquali-Vidler.
Target Audience: 7 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (55 min.)) : sd., color
Contents: The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne (3:52) --
Intense Study (3:32) --
Analyzing "The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne" (4:50) --
Color Distortion (1:27) --
Restoration Underway (3:02) --
First Discoveries (2:13) --
Debating "The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne" (3:01) --
Remarkable State of Conservation (2:30) --
Stability of "The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne" (3:01) --
New Dimension to "The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne" (2:59) --
Da Vinci's 20 Year Project (4:52) --
Maintaining Overall Coherence (4:24) --
Next Level of Thinning (2:11) --
Uniform Beauty (2:54) --
Identifying a Pictorial Project (2:36) --
Unveiling "The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne" (2:22) --
Reintegration of "The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne" (4:05) --
Credits: Leonardo da Vinci: The Restoration of the Century (0:59).
Other Titles: Restoration of the century
Responsibility: ARTE France, The Louvre Museum, Nord-Ouest Documentaires, CFRT present a film by Stan Neumann.

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Leonardo da Vinci's Virgin and Child with Saint Anne had already been disfigured by attempts at repairs when the controversial decision was made in 2009 to once again attempt a clean-up and refurbishing. Complicating the decision was the fact that da Vinci had never finished the painting, but returned to it year after year to modify it. Could a restoration remain true to da Vinci's intentions? Might the masterpiece be further damaged by trying to save it? And would the public accept a newly-bright version of a work they'd come to know as dark and mysterious? This program goes behind the scenes of the Louvre's three-year restoration project, showing the delicate operation being carried out even as experts debate its risks. Viewers learn about various refurbishing techniques with the help of animations and close-ups, and discover important details about da Vinci's process with Virgin and Child that layers of grime had buried.

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