Titles in this Series

Love

Item #: 182

Adoration

Item #: 183

The Elements

Item #: 184

Hunting

Item #: 185

War

Item #: 186

Cities

Item #: 187

Touch

Item #: 188

Bathing

Item #: 189

Outdoor Life

Item #: 190

Storytelling

Item #: 191

The Magic of Light

Item #: 192

Reclining Nude

Item #: 193

The Language of Color

Item #: 194

Gardens

Item #: 195

Music

Item #: 196

Farming

Item #: 197

Processions

Item #: 198

Grief

Item #: 199

Children

Item #: 700

Self-portraits

Item #: 701

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Description

See life through the eyes of some of history’s greatest painters; see art through the eyes of some of today’s greatest art authorities. This series of 20 programs presents a way of looking at paintings that allows the viewer time to examine a single painting at a time, exploring it in depth. The paintings range in place and time from medieval China to the London of Whistler and Turner, from 14th-century Italy to 20th-century America. Across this spectrum, styles and fashions in painting have varied, but despite the centuries and cultures which separate them, painters have remained fascinated by the same human preoccupations and activities. The paintings’ domestic and familiar subject matter transcend conventional categories used by art historians. And it is the subject matter that forms the threads that bind the selected paintings together in twenty themes. Robert Rosenblum, Edwin Mullins, Richard Cork, Alistair Smith, Hugh Casson, David Piper, and Milton Brown are among the commentators. 20-part series, 50 minutes each.

Item#: BVL144

Reviews & Awards

"... all the experts uniformly present exquisitely written, insightful, and often image-rich analyses... [they are] enlightening and engrossing centerpieces for public library, art museum, and school programs and studies."—Booklist

Performance Rights

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Only available in USA and Canada.


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