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Simon Schama's Power of art [videorecording] / a BBC/Thirteen WNET New York co-production ; written and presented by Simon Schama ; series producer, Clare Beavan.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System.

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Summary:

Focusing on eight iconic works of art, this series reveals the history of visual imagination through the ages. A combination of reconstruction, photography and storytelling transport the viewer back to the intense moments when great works were conceived and born: the murderous, messianic world of Baroque Rome; opulent, parvenu Amsterdam; paranoid, revolutionary Paris; Victorian England suffocating beneath riches and righteousness; the madhouses and brothels of Provence; the carnage of civil war Spain; 1950s New York, caught between Cold War jitters and Manhattan glitter. In each place, a great artist is backed into a corner, facing a crisis, given a chance to confound his rivals, enemies and critics one more time.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 709 SIM 2006 (Text) 33892002443282 DVD DVD None 06/04/2012 Available -
Hood River County Library 709 S (Text) 33892004913241 Adult DVDs DVD None 10/09/2007 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1419851853
  • ISBN: 9781419851858
  • Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (approximately 400 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [London] : 2/entertain : BBC Video, [2007]
  • Distributor: Burbank, Calif. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Bros. Video.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally broadcast on television in 2006.
Contains 8 episodes from the television series.
"Due to contractual restrictions, certain edits have been made to the originally transmitted programs."
Special features: audio commentaries with Simon Schama, Clare Beavan, David Belton & Andy Serkis ; interview with Simon Schama (disc 3)
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1: Caravaggio / produced & directed by Carl Hindmarch ; Bernini / produced & directed by Clare Beavan ; Rembrandt / produced & directed by James Runcie, Clare Beavan -- Disc 2: David / produced & directed by Clare Beavan ; Turner / produced & directed by Steven Condie ; Van Gogh / produced & directed by David Belton -- Disc 3: Picasso / produced & directed by Steven Condie ; Rothko / produced & directed by Carl Hindmarch.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Photography, Gary Clarke ... [et al.] ; editor, Gary Dollner ... [et al.] ; music, Peter Salem ... [et al.]
Participant or Performer Note:
Presentor, Simon Schama.
Paul Popplewell as Caravaggio, Andrea Gherpelli as Bernini, Aubrey Wakeling as David, Mark Hyde as Turner, Andy Serkis as Van Gogh, Pep Cortes as Picasso, Alan Corduner as Rothko.
Summary, etc.:
Focusing on eight iconic works of art, this series reveals the history of visual imagination through the ages. A combination of reconstruction, photography and storytelling transport the viewer back to the intense moments when great works were conceived and born: the murderous, messianic world of Baroque Rome; opulent, parvenu Amsterdam; paranoid, revolutionary Paris; Victorian England suffocating beneath riches and righteousness; the madhouses and brothels of Provence; the carnage of civil war Spain; 1950s New York, caught between Cold War jitters and Manhattan glitter. In each place, a great artist is backed into a corner, facing a crisis, given a chance to confound his rivals, enemies and critics one more time.
Funding Information Note:
"Major funding for the PBS broadcast of this series is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Dorothy and Lewis Cullman; the Philip and Janice Levin Foundation; Judith B. Resnick; Rosalind P. Walter; Ralph W. Voorhees, in memory of Barbara B. Voorhees; the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, and PBS."
System Details Note:
DVD, Region 1, widescreen (16:9, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo., DVD9, NTSC.
Language Note:
English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Subject: Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, 1573-1610.
Bernini, Gian Lorenzo, 1598-1680.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669
David, Jacques Louis, 1748-1825.
Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851.
Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973.
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970.
Art > History
Artists > Biography.
Painting > History
Painters > Biography
Sculpture > History
Sculptors > Biography.

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