This Great Artists series from Kultur Films presents a look at the greatest works of art created by several extraordinary artists, including Delacroix, Schwitters, da Vinci, Parrish, Michelangelo, and Toulouse-Lautrec. DVD. 276 minutes total running time.
Michelangelo — Michelangelo marked the beginning of the modern artist, one who claims total freedom with no compromise. As sculptor, painter, architect, and poet, he continued the tradition of the early Renaissance and pushed it to the extreme. Although working with princes, lords, and pontiffs, he turned the traditional status of the artist from that of a craftsman subordinated to the wishes of his patron into that of a creator with the ultimate power to make aesthetic decisions, and prepared to risk his career for the sake of individualism and freedom. In 1512, Michelangelo climbed down for the last time from the scaffolding on which he had spent four years of his life painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling, a fresco covering an area of a thousand square meters with more than three hundred figures illustrating the Old Testament Book of Genesis. DVD. 45 minutes.
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