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The Great Artists series of DVDs from Kultur Films chronicles the lives, times, and works of the artists whose genius has captivated the art world for generations. Informative and entertaining, the series highlights important events in each artist's life, explores their stylistic trademarks, and provides detailed explanations of their techniques. Each DVD includes expert commentary and analyses from leading authorities, art historians, and scholars, along with new location footage and atmospheric re-creations.
These 6 programs feature an in-depth look at a group of trendsetters. Return to the Italian Renaissance with Leonardo da Vinci. Learn about the craftsmanship of Michelangelo. Experience the transition to the French Romantic movement through Eugene Delacroix. Enjoy the wit and playfulness of Toulouse-Lautrec. Or take a trip into the recent past with the sculpture and junk art of Kurt Schwitters and the paintings and illustrations of Maxfield Parrish.
DVD. 276 minutes total running time.
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IT DOESN'T GETTING ANY WORSE THAN THIS!
from Washington DC
Comments about Kultur Films Discovery of Art DVDs:
Do not walk, RUN from this series. One of the most poorly produced videos on the market - it doesn't deserve to be on the market. Example... The video on Michelangelo opens with footage of the Sistine Ceiling shot BEFORE its restoration in the 80s! How hard would it be to use current footage? To make matters worse, the music used as the score is Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony... Does anyone see the disconnect here??? Finally, the picture is weak, the cuts are haphazard, and the voice over is lackluster, badly cut, full of room noise and annoying breaths. There is no script to speak of - it was as if the narrator opened a World Book encyclopedia and began reading. A second grader could have created a better video. How this one ever made it to market is beyond me. If you want to scare children away from art, or if you just want to waste an afternoon on white noise burlesquing as art, you might put this on your list. If you're looking for something worthwhile, go anyplace - anyplace else.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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