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Author: Simon SchamaClare BeavanAndy SerkisPaul PopplewellAllan CordunerAll authors
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : BBC Video : 2 Entertain : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
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Focusing on eight iconic works of art, this series reveals the history of visual imagination through the ages. A combination of reconstruction, photography and storytelling transport the viewer back to the intense moments when great works were conceived and born: the murderous, messianic world of Baroque Rome; opulent, parvenu Amsterdam; paranoid, revolutionary Paris; Victorian England suffocating beneath riches and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Documentary television programs
History
Television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary
Art
Named Person: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Schama; Clare Beavan; Andy Serkis; Paul Popplewell; Allan Corduner; British Broadcasting Corporation.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); BBC Video (Firm); 2 Entertain (Firm); BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1419851853 9781419851858
OCLC Number: 140673268
Language Note: English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Notes: Title from container and disc label.
Originally broadcast on television in 2006.
Set contains 8 episodes from the television series.
"Due to contractual restrictions, certain edits have been made to the originally transmitted programs."
Performer(s): Featuring Andy Serkis as Van Gogh; Paul Popplewell as Caravaggio; Alan Corduner as Rothko.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo., DVD9, NTSC.
Contents: Caravaggio --
Bernini --
Rembrandt.
Other Titles: Power of art.
Simon Schama's power of art (Television program)
Responsibility: a BBC/Thirteen WNET New York co-production ; directors, Clare Beavan [and others] ; written and presented by Simon Schama ; series producer, Clare Beavan.

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Focusing on eight iconic works of art, this series reveals the history of visual imagination through the ages. A combination of reconstruction, photography and storytelling transport the viewer back to the intense moments when great works were conceived and born: the murderous, messianic world of Baroque Rome; opulent, parvenu Amsterdam; paranoid, revolutionary Paris; Victorian England suffocating beneath riches and righteousness; the madhouses and brothels of Provence; the carnage of civil war Spain; 1950s New York, caught between Cold War jitters and Manhattan glitter. In each place, a great artist is backed into a corner, facing a crisis, given a chance to confound his rivals, enemies and critics one more time.

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