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The English Masters DVDs

The Great Artists series 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.

The programs in The English Masters series contain an in-depth look at Blake, Constable, Reynolds, and Turner.

DVD. 50 minutes each.

Blake — As the ultimate example of the Romantic artist, William Blake made radical developments in art technique to communicate his vision. However, visual art was just one facet of his achievement. In his famous Illuminated Books, Blake combined painting, engraving, and poetry, some of which are now the most famous in the English language. However, Blake's visual art can be far more readily appreciated, and paintings such as The Ancient of Days remain a powerful testimony to the genius of this multi-talented artist.

Constable — He has been eternally associated with just one part of England: Suffolk. As a native of the area, he drew life-long inspiration from his home country in a timeless collection of landscape paintings. One of these, The Hay Wain, may well be the most famous painting ever created by an English artist. However, there were occasions when Constable struggled to gain recognition for his work until the critics in France began to appreciate his genius.

Gainsborough — Possibly the greatest-ever English portraitist and landscape artist of 18th century England, Thomas Gainsborough had undoubtedly the most famous individual image. The celebrated Blue Boy is just one of hundreds of powerfully impressive images created by Gainsborough. By the middle of his life, he was a master at depicting the men, women, and children of his day, and his genius made him a wealthy man. However, Gainsborough's real passion was landscape painting and he worked in both genres throughout his life. The Fancy Pictures created toward the end of his career were a result of combining landscape and portraiture, which are now seen by many as his greatest achievement.

Turner — A Royal Academy exhibitioner at the age of 15, J.M.W. Turner, by the end of his life, was the best-known artist in England during the Romantic period and one of the forerunners of Impressionism. A life-long lover of landscape and seascape painting, he traveled widely in search of inspiration. No artist had ever painted light and color as Turner did in his astonishing later works. These paintings such as Rain, Steam, and Speed and The Fighting Téméraire were the conclusion to the long evolution of the art of J.M.W. Turner.

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The English Masters, Boxed Set of All 6 DVDs

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Item Description     PricePrices, promotions, and availability may vary by store, catalog, and online. Qty  
69606-1001 Blake DVD      $19.99   
69606-1002 Constable DVD      $19.99   
69606-1003 Gainsborough DVD      $19.99   
69606-1006 Turner DVD      $19.99   
69606-1007 The English Masters, Boxed Set of All 6 DVDs      $99.99   
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