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Simon Schama's Power of art

Author: Simon SchamaClare BeavanCarl HindmarchJames RuncieSteven CondieAll authors
Publisher: [London] : BBC Video : 2/entertain ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Bros. 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: Documentary television programs
Television programs for the hearing impaired
Biographical television programs
Biographies
Cultural television programs
History
Nonfiction television programs
Television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary
Art
Biography
Named Person: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; Jacques Louis David; J M W Turner; Vincent van Gogh; Pablo Picasso; Mark Rothko; Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; Jacques Louis David; Vincent van Gogh; Pablo Picasso; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; Mark Rothko; J M W Turner
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Schama; Clare Beavan; Carl Hindmarch; James Runcie; Steven Condie; David Belton; Paul Popplewell; Andrea Gherpelli; Aubrey Wakeling; Mark Hyde; Andy Serkis; Pep Cortes; 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: 140673236
Language Note: English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally broadcast on television in 2006.
Contains 8 episodes from the television series.
"Due to contractual restrictions, certain edits have been made to the originally transmitted programs."
Special features: audio commentaries with Simon Schama, Clare Beavan, David Belton & Andy Serkis ; interview with Simon Schama (disc 3).
Credits: Photography, Gary Clarke [and others] ; editor, Gary Dollner [and others] ; music, Peter Salem [and others].
Cast: Paul Popplewell as Caravaggio, Andrea Gherpelli as Bernini, Aubrey Wakeling as David, Mark Hyde as Turner, Andy Serkis as Van Gogh, Pep Cortes as Picasso, Alan Corduner as Rothko.
Performer(s): Presentor, Simon Schama.
Description: 3 videodiscs (approximately 400 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) enhanced presentation; Dolby Digital stereo., DVD9, NTSC.
Contents: disc 1: Caravaggio / produced & directed by Carl Hindmarch ; Bernini / produced & directed by Clare Beavan ; Rembrandt / produced & directed by James Runcie, Clare Beavan --
disc 2: David / produced & directed by Clare Beavan ; Turner / produced & directed by Steven Condie ; Van Gogh / produced & directed by David Belton --
disc 3: Picasso / produced & directed by Steven Condie; Rothko / produced & directed by Carl Hindmarch.
Other Titles: Power of art
Responsibility: a BBC/Thirteen WNET New York co-production ; written and presented by Simon Schama ; series producer, Clare Beavan.

Abstract:

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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