Saturday, August 13, 2011

Renaissance , a series on classical art and architecture by Andrew Graham-Dixon

video topic: art, history
entry type: documentation

video title: Renaissance

video series: Renaissance 
episodes: 6

artist featured: mixed renaissance artists
presentor: Andrew Graham-Dixon
producer: BBC
run time: mixed
size: mixed
release date: 1999


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The greatest intellectual and artistic movement of the past 2,000 years.
Presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon.


1 Body and Soul

Exploring the origins of the revival of classical learning, art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon embarks on a journey from the troubled state of Macedonia, through the prosperous low countries to Venice : during which he makes a few surprising revelations

2 The Pure Radiance of the Past

Patronage by the Medici of Florence and a conscious return to the classical are themes examined in this programme. Artists whose works are featured include Donatello, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi and Masaccio.

3 Journey of the Magus

Visiting Mantua, Florence, Urbino and Ferrara, the presenter describes how the rise of city-states and the opulence of the Renaissance palaces gave rise to a new form of artistic patronage. Artists whose works are featured include Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Gozzoli and Mantegna.

4 Apocalypse

Considers how the poularity of the Lutheran movement produced a massive conflict between the art of northern and southern Europe. Artists whose works are featured include Brueghel, D├╝rer, Michelangelo and Raphael.

5 Light and Liberty

Tells the unique history and development of art in Venice. Artists whose work is featured include Giorgione, Tintoretto, Bellini and Titian.

6 The End of the Renaissance

Examines the circumstances that led to the end of the Renaissance, proposing that it did not so much end, as fade away. Also analyses modern culture, including 20th cinema, for traces of its legacy. Artists whose work is featured include: Brueghel, Cellini, Michelangelo, Pontormo and van Eyck.

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download: - The Pure Radiance of the past (28-Nov-1999) [VHSRip (Xvid)].avi - Body and Soul (21-Nov-1999) [VHSRip (Xvid)].avi - Journey of the Magus (05-Dec-1999) [VHSRip (Xvid)].avi - Apocalypse (12-Dec-1999) [VHSRip (Xvid)].avi - Light and Liberty (19-Dec-1999) [VHSRip (Xvid)].avi - The End of the Renaissance (23-Dec-1999) [VHSRip (Xvid)].avi


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