WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

1000 Masterworks - Baroque


Release Date: 01/31/2012 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 105014  
Number of Discs: 1 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

1,000 MEISTERWERKE—Baroque
A film by Reiner E. Moritz

Anthony van Dyck: Samson and Delila (c. 1628–30)
Peter Paul Rubens: The Garden of Love (c. 1633)
Diego Velázquez: Las Meninas (1656)
Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn: The Return of the Prodigal Son (c. 1668)
Michelangelo Caravaggio: The Lute Player (c. 1595)

1000 Masterpieces from the Great Museums of the World is one of the most successful TV series about art. The original, with improved image quality, takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of art. Comprehensively illustrated and compellingly presented—the well-known authors of five short art surveys provide a deeper insight into the masterpieces of
Read more painting.

Baroque painting of the 17th century is notable for its overwhelming splendour and pathos. In the age of the plague, religious wars and the excesses of the nobility, art served the aims of the Counter-Reformation and Absolutism. The glory of this epoch shines through, between lust for life and the pain of death—thanks to great masters such as van Dyck, Rubens, Velázquez, Rembrandt and Caravaggio.

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: Dolby Digital 2.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Menu languages: German, English, French
Audio languages: English, German, (French)
Running time: 5 x 10 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9) Read less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook