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This film is preserved in the Roland Collection primarily as an example of early experiments in art-critical film by Carlo Ragghianti, who was to become one of Italy's most influential art critics and educators. The film presents a critical analysis of Fra Angelico's style, which blended traditional Gothic forms with…
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The Italian High Renaissance saw the full flowering of humanism and classicism. With reference to the era's thought and practice, delve into masterpieces by three of history's greatest geniuses: Raphael, Leonardo, and Michelangelo. Last, explore the composition of Raphael's School of Athens as it represents the sublime embodiment of High…
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Tony Cragg
Part of the Series: theEYE
In a distinguished career since the mid-1970s, Tony Cragg has produced a strikingly diverse range of sculptures in the widest variety of materials. His prolific output embraces organic and industrial creations, abstract and near-figurative images, delicate, powerful, immediate and yet elusive forms. The sculptor, he says, "looks for all the…
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…
Gavin Turk
Part of the Series: theEYE
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Romanesque Painters
Using vast unbroken wall spaces in comparatively windowless buildings, Romanesque fresco painters created scenes of heroic proportions. Brilliant in colour, these served as illustrated Bible history lessons for the people of the late Middle Ages in France. 'A very beautiful film, all the more important as all the paintings were…