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From Rubens to Gainsborough
From Rubens to Gainsborough analyzes the development of the Baroque in Flanders, northern Europe, and especially France. We look at the Jesuit church in Antwerp, decorated by Rubens, Jordaens and Van Dyck. We visit the palace of Vaux-le-Vicomte built by Louis Le Vau, with gardens by Andre Le Notre. We…
The Southern Empire of Baroque
One aspect of the Baroque too rarely recognized is the colonial dissemination of the style from central and southern Europe, southward to Sicily, South America and even South Africa and India. It was the Dutch who created the Cape Colony in South Africa, building Baroque-style homes in their new territory…
The Cardboard Bernini
"The Cardboard Bernini," examines the work and life of artist James Grashow as he spends 4 years building a giant cardboard fountain inspired by the work of the famous Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. James Grashow is an artist who has made--among many other things--giant 15 foot tall fighting men,…
The Wizards of the Marvellous
Underlying this period was a fascination with the grotesque, the outlandish and the ghoulish. Focusing on Rome, in many ways the center of the Baroque style, this film looks at some of the forerunners of the movement. In painting these are Caravaggio, with his dramatic, strained realism, Pietro da Cortona…
Going Baroque - North versus South
Baroque style flowered in key regional variations. See the influence of the Counter-Reformation in southern Europe in dazzling religious images intended to excite and teach. Grasp the classical ethos of French Baroque and the Dutch diversity of subject matter and dramatic use of light and space in the North.
The Long Frontiers to the North
Steadily through the seventeenth century the ethos of the Baroque spread from its birthplace in Rome northwards to central and eastern Europe, flourishing in centers such as Venice, Vienna, Prague, Wurttemberg and Salem. The paintings of Tiepolo and Morazzone testify to the fervor of Counter-Reformation ideology, or propaganda (a word…
The Baroque Guitar
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The Baroque of Extremes
This program deals with the manifestations of the Baroque style in Russia and Poland. It begins at the court of Frederick the Great in Potsdam, where Frederick entertained both Voltaire and Johann Sebastian Bach; it moves on to Poland, and then to Russia - both St Petersburg and Moscow are…
Mannerism and Baroque - Distortion and Drama
Two important artistic movements followed the High Renaissance. Beginning with late Michelangelo, Tibaldi, and El Greco, explore the hallmarks of Mannerism, including deliberate distortions of proportion and perspective and use of tertiary colors. Then, in the works of Caravaggio, Rubens, and others, define the essence of Baroque art in its…
Alvar: His Vision and His Art
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This stirring and inspirational documentary celebrates the vision and art of one of Spain's major living artists, Alvar Sunol. One of the most collected artists in the world, with a loyal and growing following that now spans three generations he is best known around the world simply as "Alvar." Recognized…
Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross)
We normally associate the Baroque style with high art by sophisticated sculptors and painters, although it was often intended to impress a religious message on the common people as well as the intelligentsia. This film, however, focuses on what could be called 'folk baroque,' created by artisans - lifelike carvings…
Design & Decoration: AES+F & Van Gelder
AES + F [Moscow] Russian based photo-conceptualist group AES (made up of artists Tatyana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovitch, and Evgeny Svyatsky). The artist collective combines conceptual architecture, graphic arts, animation and photography to create fantasy worlds combining classical western mythology with contemporary global consumerism. Their acclaimed work "The Feast of Trimalchio"…