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Title Museum masterpieces. The Louvre [videorecording] / Richard Brettell.

Publication Info. Chantilly, VA : The Teaching Company, [2006]


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Description 2 videodiscs (360 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook ([2], iv, 108 pages ; 19 cm).
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Series Great courses. Fine arts & music
Great courses (DVD). Music & fine arts.
System Details DVD.
Credits Producer, James Blandford ; director, Jon Leven ; academic content supervisor, Eric Denker ; camera operators, Jim Allen, Alexis Doty.
Performer Lecturer: Professor Richard R. Brettell, University of Texas at Dallas.
Note Consists of 12 lectures; each is 30 minutes.
Course guidebook includes professor biography, statement of course scope, lecture outlines and notes, timelines, glossary, and biographical notes.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (Course guidebook, pages 99-102).
Summary This series of lectures introduces the greatest of universal museums. Its aim is not comprehensive. The focus is narrowed to the Department of Paintings, which is responsible for European paintings from the Middle Ages until the mid-19th century. These works of art form an encyclopedic summary of the achievements of painters that can be called the single most important such collection in the world. The aim of these lectures is to both prepare new viewers for a visit and to be a "study aid" for those who have been and gone before. Critic and historian Richard Brettell begins with an overview of the Louvre's colorful history as royal palace, art academy, and national showcase. The lectures explore some of the most beautiful and renowned examples of European painting, including masterworks by Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Watteau, Rubens and Vermeer.
Contents Disc 1. Palace to museum : the story of the Louvre ; Leonardo and the origins of the collection ; Italian Renaissance and Baroque painting ; Spanish school of painting ; Rubens and Flemish painting, early German ; Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Dutch painting.
Disc 2. De la Tour, Le Nain, and 17th Century painting ; Claude and Poussin : French painters in Rome ; Watteau and Chardin ; Boucher, Fragonard, and the Rococo in France ; Jacques-Louis David and his school ; Delacroix and Ingres: the great dialectic.
Subject Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669.
Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640.
Vermeer, Johannes, 1632-1675.
Le Nain, Louis, 1593-1648.
Poussin, Nicolas, 1594?-1665.
Chardin, Jean Baptiste Siméon, 1699-1779.
Watteau, Antoine, 1684-1721.
Boucher, François, 1703-1770.
Fragonard, Jean-Honoré, 1732-1806.
David, Jacques Louis, 1748-1825.
Delacroix, Eugène, 1798-1863.
Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique, 1780-1867.
Lorrain, Claude, 1600-1682.
La Tour, Georges du Mesnil de, 1593-1652.
Musée du Louvre.
Art -- France -- Paris.
Art museums -- France.
Art appreciation.
Art, European.
Art, Italian.
Art, Medieval -- Italy.
Art, Modern -- 19th century.
Art, Baroque.
Art, Flemish.
Art, German.
Art, French.
Art, Dutch.
Genre/Form Filmed lectures.
Educational films.
Added Author Brettell, Richard R.
Leven, Jon.
Teaching Company.
Added Title Louvre
ISBN 9781598032192 (set)
1598032194 (set)
Music No. PD7175 Teaching Company
7175 Teaching Company

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