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Title Simon Schama's Power of art [videorecording] / a BBC/Thirteen WNET New York co-production ; written and presented by Simon Schama ; series producer, Clare Beavan.

Imprint [London] : 2/entertain : BBC Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Bros. Video, [2007]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  709 Si55 2007  Disc 2    ---  Available
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  709 Si55 2007  Disc 1    ---  Available
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  709 Si55 2007  Disc 3    ---  Available
Description 3 videodiscs (ca. 400 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo., DVD9, NTSC.
Language English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Performer Presentor, Simon Schama.
Cast Paul Popplewell as Caravaggio, Andrea Gherpelli as Bernini, Aubrey Wakeling as David, Mark Hyde as Turner, Andy Serkis as Van Gogh, Pep Cortes as Picasso, Alan Corduner as Rothko.
Credits Photography, Gary Clarke ... [et al.] ; editor, Gary Dollner ... [et al.] ; music, Peter Salem ... [et al.]
Note 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."
Funding "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."
Note Special features: audio commentaries with Simon Schama, Clare Beavan, David Belton & Andy Serkis ; interview with Simon Schama (disc 3).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Documentary -- Television series.
Art -- Television series.
Added Author Schama, Simon, 1945-
Beavan, Clare. Producer. Director.
Hindmarch, Carl. Producer. Director.
Runcie, James, 1959-
Condie, Steven. Producer. Director.
Belton, David. Producer. Director.
Popplewell, Paul, 1977-
Gherpelli, Andrea. Actor.
Wakeling, Aubrey. Actor.
Hyde, Mark. Actor.
Serkis, Andy.
Cortes, Pep. Actor.
Corduner, Allan.
British Broadcasting Corporation.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
BBC Video (Firm)
2 Entertain (Firm)
BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Added Title Power of art
Simon Schama's Power of art (Television program)
ISBN 1419851853
Standard No. 794051299628
Music No. E2996 BBC Video
Standard No. NZ1 11489282

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