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Museum masterpieces : the Louvre

Author: Richard R Brettell; Jon Leven; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., ©2006.
Series: Great courses (DVD)., Music & fine arts.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This series of lectures introduces the greatest of universal museums. Its aim is not comprehensive. The focus is narrowed to the Department of Paintings, which is responsible for European paintings from the Middle Ages until the mid-19th century. These works of art form an encyclopedic summary of the achievements of painters that can be called the single most important such collection in the world. The aim of these  Read more...
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Named Person: Leonardo, da Vinci; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; Peter Paul Rubens; Johannes Vermeer; Louis Le Nain; Nicolas Poussin; Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin; Antoine Watteau; François Boucher; Jean-Honoré Fragonard; Jacques Louis David; Eugène Delacroix; Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres; Claude Lorrain; Georges du Mesnil de La Tour; François Boucher; Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin; Jacques Louis David; Eugène Delacroix; Jean-Honoré Fragonard; Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres; Georges du Mesnil de La Tour; Louis Le Nain; Leonardo, da Vinci; Claude Lorrain; Nicolas Poussin; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; Peter Paul Rubens; Johannes Vermeer; Antoine Watteau
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard R Brettell; Jon Leven; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1598032194 : 9781598032192 : 1598032119 9781598032116
OCLC Number: 138409674
Notes: Consists of 12 lectures; each is 30 minutes.
Course guidebook includes professor biography, statement of course scope, lecture outlines and notes, timelines, glossary, and biographical notes.
Credits: Producer, James Blandford ; director, Jon Leven ; academic content supervisor, Eric Denker ; camera operators, Jim Allen, Alexis Doty.
Performer(s): Lecturer: Professor Richard R. Brettell, University of Texas at Dallas.
Description: 2 videodiscs (360 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook ([2], iv, 102 p. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD.
Contents: Disc 1. Palace to museum : the story of the Louvre ; Leonardo and the origins of the collection ; Italian Renaissance and Baroque painting ; Spanish school of painting ; Rubens and Flemish painting, early German ; Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Dutch painting --
Disc 2. De la Tour, Le Nain, and 17th Century painting ; Claude and Poussin : French painters in Rome ; Watteau and Chardin ; Boucher, Fragonard, and the Rococo in France ; Jacques-Louis David and his school ; Delacroix and Ingres: the great dialectic.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)., Music & fine arts.
Other Titles: Louvre
Responsibility: Richard Bretell.

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This series of lectures introduces the greatest of universal museums. Its aim is not comprehensive. The focus is narrowed to the Department of Paintings, which is responsible for European paintings from the Middle Ages until the mid-19th century. These works of art form an encyclopedic summary of the achievements of painters that can be called the single most important such collection in the world. The aim of these lectures is to both prepare new viewers for a visit and to be a "study aid" for those who have been and gone before. Critic and historian Richard Brettell begins with an overview of the Louvre's colorful history as royal palace, art academy, and national showcase. The lectures explore some of the most beautiful and renowned examples of European painting, including masterworks by Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Watteau, Rubens and Vermeer.

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