Art Through the Ages Collection

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Christian: The Story of Christ in Art
Narrated by Claire Dodin, this moving documentary uses art masterpieces from the 13th century through the 19th century, featuring many of the world's greatest artists, including Botticelli, da Vinci, Raphael,…
Eros: The Nude Through the Ages
As art progressed through the ages, depictions of the human form became the ultimate representation of art. Always controversial, the nude figure has been both criticized and glorified. Narrated by…
Orient: Eastern Art Through the Ages
During the 19th century the term Orient described the exotic lands of the East, from Northern Africa to Asia. Rather than describing a single geographic or cultural representation, the term…

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Orient: Eastern Art Through the Ages
Part of the Series: Art Through the Ages Collection
During the 19th century the term Orient described the exotic lands of the East, from Northern Africa to Asia. Rather than describing a single geographic or cultural representation, the term Orient became a metaphor of the unknown. When Napoleon Bonaparte marched his French army across Egypt in 1798, only to…
Eros: The Nude Through the Ages
Part of the Series: Art Through the Ages Collection
As art progressed through the ages, depictions of the human form became the ultimate representation of art. Always controversial, the nude figure has been both criticized and glorified. Narrated by Claire Dodin, this engaging program displays the evolution of the nude in painting as it progresses century to century from…
Christian: The Story of Christ in Art
Part of the Series: Art Through the Ages Collection
Narrated by Claire Dodin, this moving documentary uses art masterpieces from the 13th century through the 19th century, featuring many of the world's greatest artists, including Botticelli, da Vinci, Raphael, Janmot, Rubens, Bougereau, van Eyck, Hughes, Memling and Rembrandt, and combines classical music by several of the world's greatest composers,…
James McNeill Whistler - The Case for Beauty
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Caustic wit, man about town, James McNeill Whistler was the original art star. Famous for his patent leather shoes, monocle, and uptown swagger, Whistler's theatrics attracted the curiosity of buyers and the attention of the critics. But beneath the high gloss and mannered style, the struggle of this pioneering genius…
Hogarth's Progress
Satirical, critical, talented - William Hogarth was one of the most original British artists of the 18th Century. The son of a poor schoolmaster made a name for himself as a portraitist and became best known for his satirical etchings. In strange and graphic tales, such as A Harlot's Progress,…
Frans Hals of Antwerp
Frans Hals (1582-1666) was a portrait painter with a unique style, admired for its originality and vivacity not only by the Impressionists but also by artists like van Gogh or Picasso. Very little documentation of his life exists today, so this film uses the thorough contemplation of his canvases as…
The Real Rembrandt
Scientific methods of verifying works of art have drastically reduced the number of paintings attributed to Rembrandt (1606-1669). Many canvases, hitherto believed to be by the hand of the Master, are now thought to be the work of artists who learnt their craft in his studio by copying his style.…
Tiziano
Titian's genius and significance in European art are undisputed. Trained at the Giovanni Bellini workshop and influenced by working together with Giorgione, he came to a masterly use of colour, light and shade. His oeuvre contains everything his times demanded: drama, carnal lust, religious fervour, mythology and portraits. Didier Baussy-Oulianoff…
Donatello - The First Modern Sculptor
With his bronze David, Donatello created modernity's first life-size, free-standing sculpture - a masterpiece of the early Italian Renaissance. Familiar with classical art, he enriched sculpture with individual expression, becoming an artist much in demand. He worked for the Quattrocento's most powerful patrons, such as Cosimo de' Medici and the…
Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Library of Australia
The National Library of Australia is the country's largest reference library with over nine million items in its collection, including a surprising number of art works. Yet visitors to the library glimpse only a fraction of the collection with many fragile items unable to be placed on permanent display. Former…
Hidden Treasures with Betty Churcher - Inside the National Gallery of Australia
The National Gallery of Australia has more than 100,000 works in its collection--an extraordinary reservoir of creative vision and cultural history, from decorative arts to photography and sculpture. Yet on a visit to the gallery, you'll see only the tip of this iceberg. Carefully stored away are the things that…
Sapphire of St. Louis - Understanding Colonial History Through Art
In 1741, a ship called the Saphir set sail from a port in La Rochelle, France on its way to the New World. On board were 30 crewmembers and 271 slaves. Somewhere off the coast of Santo Domingo, a slave revolt erupted. This little-known moment in history was memorialized in…