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Title The world's greatest paintings [videorecording] / The Great Courses.

Publication Info. Chantilly, VA : Teaching Company, [2010]


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Description 4 videodiscs (720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 97 pages ; 19 cm.).
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Series Great courses (DVD). Music & fine arts
Great courses (DVD). Music & fine arts.
System Details DVD.
Cast Twenty-four lectures of thirty minutes each by Professor William Kloss, independent art historian, The Smithsonian Associates, Smithsonian Institution.
Credits Producer/editor, Jaimee M. Aigret ; content supervisor, Pamela Greer ; directors, Jonathan Leven, Wendy Scarbrough ; camera, Jim M. Allen, Alexis Doty, Robert Evans, Daniel Bloom.
Note Course guidebook includes professor biography, statement of course scope, lecture outlines and notes, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography.
Summary The 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.
Contents Disc 1. Lecture 1. Greatness in painting -- Lecture 2. The Majesty of Duccio and Giotto -- Lecture 3. Acts of faith: Masaccio, Van Eyck, Van der Weyden -- Lecture 4. The Diversity of Piero, Mantegna, Botticelli -- Lecture 5. The Devotion of Bellini, Geertgen, Dürer -- Lecture 6. Masterworks by Leonardo, Raphael, Correggio.
Disc 2. Lecture 7. Great ensembles: Michelangelo and Grünewald -- Lecture 8. Ideal and real: Giorgione, Titian, Holbein -- Lecture 9. Living and dying: Bruegel, El Greco, Caravaggio -- Lecture 10. Life stories by Ter Brugghen, Rubens, Steen -- Lecture 11. Inside Vermeer, Velázquez, Rembrandt -- Lecture 12. Spirit and thought: Hals, Rembrandt, La Tour.
Disc 3. Lecture 13. The Serenity of Poussin, Claude, Watteau -- Lecture 14. In contrast: Chardin, Tiepolo, Gainsborough -- Lecture 15. Dark images of David, Goya, Friedrich -- Lecture 16. The Worlds of Constable, Turner, Delacroix -- Lecture 17. Dark to bright: Courbet, Church, Monet -- Lecture 18. Alone and together: Whistler, Degas, Renoir.
Disc 4. Lecture 19. Unlike any other: Sargent, Manet, Seurat -- Lecture 20. Close observation: Cézanne, Van Gogh, Homer -- Lecture 21. The Human condition: Munch, Matisse, Schiele -- Lecture 22. Art in time of war: Monet and Picasso -- Lecture 23. Time and memory: Magritte, Hopper, Gorky -- Lecture 24. Expressive abstractions: Pollock and Hofmann.
Subject Duccio, di Buoninsegna, -1319?
Giotto, 1266?-1337.
Masaccio, 1401-1428.
Piero, della Francesca, 1416?-1492.
Geertgen, tot Sint Jans, approximately 1460-1495.
Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519.
Raphael, 1483-1520.
Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564.
Giorgione, 1477-1511.
Titian, approximately 1488-1576.
Greco, 1541?-1614.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669.
Eyck, Jan van, 1390-1440.
Weyden, Rogier van der, 1399 or 1400-1464.
Mantegna, Andrea, 1431-1506.
Botticelli, Sandro, 1444 or 1445-1510.
Bellini, Giovanni, -1516.
Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528.
Correggio, 1489?-1534.
Grünewald, Matthias, active 16th century.
Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543.
Bruegel, Pieter, approximately 1525-1569.
Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, 1573-1610.
Terbrugghen, Hendrik, 1588?-1629.
Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640.
Steen, Jan, 1626-1679.
Vermeer, Johannes, 1632-1675.
Velázquez, Diego, 1599-1660.
Hals, Frans, 1584-1666.
La Tour, Georges du Mesnil de, 1593-1652.
Poussin, Nicolas, 1594?-1665.
Lorrain, Claude, 1600-1682.
Watteau, Antoine, 1684-1721.
Chardin, Jean Baptiste Siméon, 1699-1779.
Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista, 1696-1770.
Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788.
David, Jacques Louis, 1748-1825.
Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828.
Friedrich, Caspar David, 1774-1840.
Constable, John, 1776-1837.
Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851.
Delacroix, Eugène, 1798-1863.
Courbet, Gustave, 1819-1877.
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900.
Monet, Claude, 1840-1926.
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903.
Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917.
Renoir, Auguste, 1841-1919.
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925.
Manet, Édouard, 1832-1883.
Seurat, Georges, 1859-1891.
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906.
Gogh, Vincent van, 1820-1888.
Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910.
Munch, Edvard, 1863-1944.
Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954.
Schiele, Egon, 1890-1918.
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973.
Magritte, René, 1898-1967.
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967.
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948.
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956.
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966.
Masterpiece, Artistic.
Art appreciation.
Art, European -- History.
Art, American -- History.
Art, Dutch.
Art, Flemish.
Art, French.
Art, German.
Art, Italian.
Art, Renaissance.
Art, Baroque.
Art, Modern.
Abstract expressionism.
Art nouveau.
Classicism in art.
Impressionism (Art)
Neo-impressionism (Art)
Realism in art.
Romanticism in art.
Symbolism (Art movement)
Added Author Kloss, William.
Aigret, Jaimée M.
Teaching Company.
ISBN 1598036599
Standard No. 9781598036596
Music No. PD7126A Teaching Co.
ID7126A-01 Great Courses

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