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Author Schama, Simon.

Title Simon Schama's Power of art / a BBC/Thirteen WNET New York co-production ; written and presented by Simon Schama ; series producer, Clare Beavan
Published [London] : 2/entertain : BBC Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Bros. Video, [2007]


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Description 3 videodiscs (DVD) (approximately 400 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Contents Disc 1: Caravaggio / produced & directed by Carl Hindmarch ; Bernini / produced & directed by Clare Beavan ; Rembrandt / produced & directed by James Runcie, Clare Beavan -- Disc 2: David / produced & directed by Clare Beavan ; Turner / produced & directed by Steven Condie ; Van Gogh / produced & directed by David Belton -- Disc 3: Picasso / produced & directed by Steven Condie; Rothko / produced & directed by Carl Hindmarch
Summary Focusing on eight iconic works of art, this series reveals the history of visual imagination through the ages. A combination of reconstruction, photography and storytelling transport the viewer back to the intense moments when great works were conceived and born: the murderous, messianic world of Baroque Rome; opulent, parvenu Amsterdam; paranoid, revolutionary Paris; Victorian England suffocating beneath riches and righteousness; the madhouses and brothels of Provence; the carnage of civil war Spain; 1950s New York, caught between Cold War jitters and Manhattan glitter. In each place, a great artist is backed into a corner, facing a crisis, given a chance to confound his rivals, enemies and critics one more time
Notes Originally broadcast on television in 2006
Contains 8 episodes from the television series
"Due to contractual restrictions, certain edits have been made to the originally transmitted programs."
Special features: audio commentaries with Simon Schama, Clare Beavan, David Belton & Andy Serkis ; interview with Simon Schama (disc 3)
Credits Credits: Photography, Gary Clarke ... [et al.] ; editor, Gary Dollner ... [et al.] ; music, Peter Salem ... [et al.]
Performer Presentor, Simon Schama
Notes "Major funding for the PBS broadcast of this series is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Dorothy and Lewis Cullman; the Philip and Janice Levin Foundation; Judith B. Resnick; Rosalind P. Walter; Ralph W. Voorhees, in memory of Barbara B. Voorhees; the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, and PBS."
English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
Subject Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, 1573-1610.
Bernini, Gian Lorenzo, 1598-1680.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669.
David, Jacques Louis, 1748-1825.
Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851.
Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890.
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973.
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970.
Art -- History.
Artists -- Biography
Painting -- History.
Painters -- Biography.
Sculpture -- History.
Sculptors -- Biography.
Genre/Form Television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Cultural television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings.
Author Beavan, Clare.
Hindmarch, Carl.
Runcie, James, 1959-
Condie, Steven.
Belton, David.
Popplewell, Paul.
Gherpelli, Andrea.
Wakeling, Aubrey.
Hyde, Mark.
Serkis, Andy.
Cortes, Pep.
Corduner, Allan.
British Broadcasting Corporation.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
BBC Video (Firm)
2 Entertain Video (Firm)
BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 1419851853
Other Titles Power of art
OTHER TI Simon Schama's power of art (Television program)