Each program in this series focuses on a different famous painter from around the world, from Impressionists to Surrealists and Abstract artists.
2016, Prime Entertainment Group. 18 videos, 51-52 minutes each.
Today it’s often equated with the anodyne imagery of greeting cards and wrapping paper, but in its era Impressionism was a jarring, in-your-face artistic uprising. Filmed at many of the locations where the movement emerged and took shape, this four-part series explores the cultural factors and formal concerns that motivated the Impressionists to depart from tradition and forge their own stylistic path. It also looks at scientific advances that allowed the new visual idiom to develop. British critic Waldemar Januszczak, well known to BBC audiences for his astute commentary and boldly articulated insights, presents each episode.
2011, Digital Rights Group Limited. 4-part series, 60 minutes each.
Experience the 150th birthday of the Metropolitan Museum of Art amid the COVID-19 pandemic and urgent demands for social justice, as the art institution makes history in ways no one could have predicted.
2021, PBS. 3 videos, 57 minutes each.
These programs present the most remarkable works on display in the greatest museums of of the West, including classical painting from the 14th to the 19th century up to modern painting from Impressionism to Pop Art. About fifty masterpieces are presented and explained, as well as the period and the artistic context in which the painter evolved.
2017, Blue Bird Productions. 12 videos, 51-53 minutes each.
Charles is a professional watercolor artist from Australia. His work has been described as creative, brilliant and evocative and in this film the emphasis is on variety. His approach is to use a subject as a catalyst to design and produce a painting. He simplifies the complex to produce paintings which are realistic but with an abstract feel, changing the mood, light and tone to suit his concept. Painting in London his subjects range from boats on the river at Isleworth to St Pancras station and Piccadilly Circus in the busy heart of London and on to Greenwich with paintings of the Cutty Sark and the archway into the Old Naval College, each painted with a different emphasis.
2015, APV Films. 1 hour 34 minutes.
From Monet to Van Gogh: A History of Impressionism [dvd] by Richard BrettellRichard Brettell, Professor of Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, introduces the style, subject, and function of Impressionist painting by artists including Monet, Renoir, Cassatt, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Van Gogh. Explains how Impressionism changed the way that people see the world and examines how these artists documented life in the latter half of the 19th century and provided models of behavior, decorum, and urban beauty that persist to this day.
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Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre [dvd] by The Teaching Co.This series of lectures introduces the greatest of universal museums. Its aim is not comprehensive. The focus is narrowed to the Department of Paintings, which is responsible for European paintings from the Middle Ages until the mid-19th century. These works of art form an encyclopedic summary of the achievements of painters that can be called the single most important such collection in the world. The aim of these lectures is to both prepare new viewers for a visit and to be a "study aid" for those who have been and gone before. Critic and historian Richard Brettell begins with an overview of the Louvre's colorful history as royal palace, art academy, and national showcase. The lectures explore some of the most beautiful and renowned examples of European painting, including masterworks by Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Watteau, Rubens and Vermeer.
The World's Greatest Paintings[dvd] by The Teaching CompanyThe aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their qualities of uniqueness, impact, and emotional and intellectual resonance. The lectures are arranged chronologically, showing what painters of contrasting traditions and cultures were doing in the same period, thus following the progressive unfolding of each painter's art. These lectures open rich perspectives on Western civilization through encounters with some of the most significant, daring, and sublime paintings in Western art.