The Divine Michelangelo Part 2
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The Divine Michelangelo Part 1
Part of the Series: The Divine Michelangelo
Michelangelo's path to success was plagued with difficulties. This programme traces the troubled origins of his genius, from boyhood beatings from his father, to fights with fellow artists. His father's feeling that his obsession with art would bring disgrace to the family failed to deter the young, determined Michelangelo. Inspiration…
The Divine Michelangelo
BBC
Unveiling the man behind the myth. Five hundred years ago, Michelangelo created three of the art world's greatest icons: the statue of David, the painted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican and the dome of St. Peter's in Rome. This revealing drama documentary traces his development from angry…
Da Vinci - The Lost Treasure
BBC
A life, a legend - and a missing masterpiece? Leonardo da Vinci is considered by many to be one of the greatest artists who ever lived. Yet his reputation rests on only a handful of pictures - including the world's most famous painting, the Mona Lisa. Fiona Bruce attempts to…
The Winged Serpent: Lucas Cranach the Elder - The Life and Work of a German Renaissance Painter
The short documentary portrays the life and work of the important Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553). It features a rich spectrum of his works in (former East) German collections, including the Old Masters Gallery in Dresden. As the court painter for the Elector of Saxony, Cranach pioneered German…
Frans Hals of Antwerp
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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…
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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…
Michelangelo
Accorded divine status in the world of art, Michelangelo Buonarroti was a beginning and an end unto himself. Regardless of the media in which he worked - painting, sculpture or architecture - there is a breathtaking perfection to the finished product. This film marks the high point of the art…
Leonardo and Michelangelo
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two giants of the Renaissance period - Leonardo da Vinci, genius scientist, inventor, engineer and artist, and…
Gothic: Art For England 1400-1547
Art from late medieval England and the early years of the Renaissance is revealed in this film in all of its splendour and variety. This is the age of the Hundred Years' War, the Wars of the Roses and the early Tudors. Under kings from Henry IV to Henry VIII,…
The First Silent Night
PBS
Join renowned actor Simon Callow as he uncovers the moving origins of the song Silent Night that has been two hundred years in the making. A story that begins in humble circumstances ends with the world's most popular carol. Simon journeys to the Austrian village of Oberndorf as well as…