In this fascinating three-part program, art historian Tim Marlow presents a unique insight into the magnificent Courtauld Institute and Gallery, one of the finest small museums in the world. Founded in 1932 by industrialist Samuel Courtauld, the museum's collection stretches from the early Renaissance into the 20th century and is particularly famous for its array of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings.
In his engaging and informative style, Marlow takes the viewer on a journey through art history, exploring the imagery, iconography, technique, and cultural context of some of the most profound works of Western Art. He also takes an exclusive look at the Courtauld's ongoing restoration work and the evolution of the collection itself.
The DVD contains three 24-minute episodes, moving chronologically from the early Renaissance through Post-Impressionism.
Episode 1 focuses on works by Bernado Daddi (considered by some to be Giotto's greatest rival), Sandro Botticelli, the Master of Flemalle, and Lucas Cranach the Elder, whose depiction of Adam and Eve is in many ways the star of the Courtauld’s collection of Renaissance art.
Episode 2 explores the Courtauld's important collection of 17th century paintings and drawings, the heart of which is a world-class collection of paintings by Peter Paul Rubens. This episode also features fine examples of 18th century British portraiture, including Gainsborough's mesmerizing portrait of his wife.
Episode 3 moves on to the Courtauld's spectacular collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. An array of outstanding works — from Monet and Renoir to Seurat and Gauguin — charts the development of modern French painting. World-famous masterpieces are highlighted, such as Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear," an extensive group of canvases by Cézanne, and Manet's great final painting "A Bar at the Folies-Bergére."
DVD. 72 minutes.
Note — We regret that we cannot give refunds on videotapes,
see also ...