This informative DVD series features the great masterpieces of architecture, sculpture, and painting. In addition to exploring formal and stylistic aspects of each epoch, great importance is devoted to revealing the thoughts and ideas that have formed the basis of art throughout the ages.
The Art of the Renaissance, Baroque Art & Rococo Art — This DVD includes three complete programs. The Art of the Renaissance explores exemplary masterpieces of Renaissance architecture, sculpture, and painting, as well as the great artistic personalities of the era. Baroque Art examines the intersections of art, power, royalty, and the Roman Catholic Church, focusing on figures including Bernini; the emperors, kings, and princes of Europe; and in particular Louis XIV, with his palace and gardens of Versailles. Rococo Art shows how the ornamental form of the rocaille became the leitmotiv, giving the epoch its name, and how the world of salons, festivities, and
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