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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…
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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 Cathedral of Siena
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Discover how Siena's wondrous cathedral, in its construction and decoration, reflects the civic pride and history of the Sienese. Explore masterpieces of Renaissance and Baroque art, from the elaborate, inscribed marble floor and Duccio altarpiece to sculpture by Michelangelo and Bernini, and the phenomenal carved pulpit by Nicola Pisano.
The Baroque Guitar
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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.
Rubens and Caravaggio
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 highly influential Baroque figures; Rubens, famous for his voluptuous female nudes but also a portrait artist…
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…
Sculpture in the City - Spoleto
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Julien Macdonald, Giles Deacon and Maison Margiela - London Spring 2016
In this issue of Videofashion Collections, we touch down in the UK for a spectacular spring showing at London Fashion Week! Julien Macdonald finds spring inspiration on the tranquil beaches of Bali--and the pulsating dance floor of Ibiza's DC-10 club! Queen Elizabeth I plays muse to Giles Deacon, whose supermodel…
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…
Design & Decoration: Talent Gallery, Andreas Eberharter & Georg Laue
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J. S. Bach—The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One
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