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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. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    SCHA SSP  v.1    Available
 GDL Brand Library DVD    SCHA SSP  v.2    Available
Edition Widescreen.
Description 3 videodiscs (ca. 400 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note 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).
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.
Credits Photography, Gary Clarke ... [et al.] ; editor, Gary Dollner ... [et al.] ; music, Peter Salem ... [et al.]
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.
Event Originally broadcast on television in 2006.
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.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9, enhanced) presentation ; Dolby Digital stereo.
Language Closed-captioned.
Local Note Glendale's copy in two containers: [Vol. 1] Discs 1 and 2 ; [v. 2] Disc 3.
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 Documentary television programs
Cultural television programs
Biographical television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Schama, Simon Screenwriter. Host.
Beavan, Clare. Producer. Director.
Hindmarch, Carl. Producer. Director.
Runcie, James. Producer. Director.
Condie, Steven. Producer. Director.
Belton, David Producer. Director.
Popplewell, Paul Actor.
Gherpelli, Andrea. Actor.
Wakeling, Aubrey. Actor.
Hyde, Mark, 1958- Actor.
Serkis, Andy Actor.
Cortes, Pep. Actor.
Corduner, Allan Actor.
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

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