This authoritative and entertaining series from Kultur Films tells the stories of the artists who have captivated and thrilled people around the world for generations. Chronicling the life, times, and works of each featured artist, it explores their stylistic trademarks.
The programs place each artist in historical context, highlighting the events that inspired their work and providing a clearer understanding of the creative process. The six programs in this collection provide an
DVD. 50 minutes each.
Degas — The art of
Monet — This program examines the life and art of impressionist painter Claude Monet. The video delves into Monet's life and times to give the viewer a clear understanding of the man and his art. The artist's works are examined, and his individual style is carefully detailed. To better understand the artist, Monet's life is set in a historical context, allowing the viewer insight into the inspiration for his works. Monet's creative process is also examined. Commentary and analysis by Monet scholars adds to the experience, along with extensive and newly filmed footage of Monet's art.
Pissarro — The life and art of Camille Pissarro
Seurat — This program examines the life and art of impressionist painter Georges Seurat. It delves into his life and times to give the viewer a clear understanding of the man and his art. The artist’s works are examined in an historical context, and his individual style is carefully detailed. Seurat’s creative process is also examined. Commentary and analysis by Seurat scholars add to the experience, along with extensive and newly filmed footage of Seurat’s art.
Manet — Meet 19th century French painter Edouard Manet. Known as an experimental artist and innovator, Manet painted such commonplace figures as urchins, beggars, and café characters. In addition, he painted picturesque landscapes using bold lighting, simple colors, and vivid brushstrokes. Although his work inspired the Impressionist style, he did not label it as such. Expert analysis and commentary on Manet’s paintings further illuminate his life and career.
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