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Title World in art : 1776
Published 2006


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS STACK AVC  700.9 Wia/Rta  2006/09/23  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (55 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Series Masterpiece on Saturday
Summary This program looks at the art works that were created in the year; 1776. In the US, 1776 was the year of the Declaration of Independence. Charles Wilson Peale was the artist who painted not only the likes of George Washington, but also the faces of ordinary folk. Meanwhile in Austria, Haydn was in the services of Count Esterhazy and composed innumerable operas and musical pieces for his employer. Emperor Ch'ien Lung was in his 41st year of rule in China and he ordered the creation of the Four Treasures ? 36,000 volumes of literature ? to be copied and housed in his library. In France, Jean-Jacques Rousseau's works and writings led in part to the French Revolution. In St. Petersburg, Catherine II had a statue built of Peter the Great by French sculptor Etienne Falconet in honour of the founder of the city. (From Canada, in English, French and German, English subtitles) (Part 3) PG WS --Website
Notes Off-air recording of SBS-TV broadcast September 23, 2006. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Credits Directed by Chuck Scott, Tim Knight ; Written by Drake Dresen, John Wyver
Performer Narrated by Jenny Agutter
Notes DVD
Rated: G
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Art -- History
Art, Modern -- 18th century -- History
Author Scott, Chuck
Knight, Tim
Dresen, Drake
Wyver, John
Agutter, Jenny