Art Of The Western World

Overview

As hosted by art historian Michael Wood, this groundbreaking, ambitious nine-part series carries viewers on a tour through 2,500 years of Western art. It canvasses its subject era by era, beginning with ancient Greek and Roman Art, and covering virtually every school including the pop art phase of the '60s that produced Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans. And in each case, Wood specifically focuses on how each movement reflected the sociopolitical trends and attitudes of its particular era. The program was filmed...
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Overview

As hosted by art historian Michael Wood, this groundbreaking, ambitious nine-part series carries viewers on a tour through 2,500 years of Western art. It canvasses its subject era by era, beginning with ancient Greek and Roman Art, and covering virtually every school including the pop art phase of the '60s that produced Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans. And in each case, Wood specifically focuses on how each movement reflected the sociopolitical trends and attitudes of its particular era. The program was filmed over four long years, in eight different countries, at over 150 locations such as temples, cathedrals, gardens and deserts. Supplemental materials include discussions with art expert and historians, walks through key buildings, and on-camera glimpses of specific artworks.
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Special Features

20-Page viewer's guide with an interview with Executive Producer Perry Miller Adato; a History of frescoes; articles on the windows of Chartres Cathedral, the Paris salons, pop-art controversy, and great artworks lost to history; and a timeline of artistic movements; ; Biographies of major artists and of Michael Wood; ; Fun facts about oil paints, poems by Michelangelo, and discussion questions at athenalearning.com
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2011
  • UPC: 054961868698
  • Source: Athena
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 8:33:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 11,534

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Art of the Western World: Episodes 1-3
1. Ancient Origins [7:20]
2. Viewing Art [7:32]
3. Athenian Pride [7:49]
4. Future Empire [8:53]
5. The Arch [8:13]
6. The Pantheon [9:24]
7. Christian Art [7:31]
1. Religious Trumph [7:20]
2. Competing Relics [7:32]
3. Monasticism [7:49]
4. Gothic Elements [8:53]
5. Changing World [8:13]
6. Chartres [9:24]
7. Weight and Light [7:31]
1. A New Class [7:20]
2. Transforming Antiquity [7:32]
3. Dome Challenge [7:49]
4. Patronization [8:53]
5. Burgundy Impact [8:13]
6. Piety and Cruelty [9:24]
7. Venetian Influence [7:31]
Disc #2 -- Art of the Western World: Episodes 4-6
1. Status of Artists [9:54]
2. Ambition [8:35]
3. Ideal Projections [10:25]
4. A Civic Drama [8:15]
5. Scale of Love [7:06]
6. Spiritual and Actual [5:57]
7. Vulnerable Venice [7:07]
1. Roman Renewal [9:54]
2. Caravaggio and Bernini [8:35]
3. New Architecture [10:25]
4. Art of Optimism [8:15]
5. Daring Painting [7:06]
6. Dutch Netherlands [5:57]
7. Compelling Gaze [7:07]
1. End of an Era [8:30]
2. Ornamental Life [10:37]
3. Honest Architecture [7:49]
4. Political Motives [1:54]
5. Products of Napoleon [5:33]
6. Art from the Brain [7:48]
7. True Feeling [9:23]
Disc #3 -- Art of the Western World: Episodes 7-9
1. The Establishment [8:11]
2. Real Portrayals [6:54]
3. Modern Life [7:23]
4. Light and Color [6:23]
5. Style of Seurat [7:36]
6. Distanced Creations [9:52]
7. Representations [10:54]
1. Dynamite Change [8:11]
2. Primitive Influence [6:54]
3. The First Modern [7:23]
4. Art in Motion [6:23]
5. Abstraction [7:36]
6. Rethinking Design [9:52]
7. Backlash and Hope [10:54]
1. Postwar Art [8:11]
2. American Freshness [6:54]
3. Pop Art [7:23]
4. Antiestablishment [6:23]
5. Postmodernism [7:36]
6. A New Religion [9:52]
7. Connections [10:54]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Art of the Western World: Episodes 1-3
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   Episode Selection
      Episode 1: The Classical Ideal
      Episode 2: A White Garment of Churches: Romanesque and Gothic Art
      Episode 3: The Early Renaissance
   Scene Index
      Episode 1: The Classical Ideal
      Episode 2: A White Garment of Churches: Romanesque And Gothic Art
      Episode 3: The Early Renaissance
   Artist Biographies
      Kritios and Nesiotes
      Gislebertus
      Filippo Brunelleschi
      Jan van Eyck
   Michael Wood Biography
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Disc #2 -- Art of the Western World: Episodes 4-6
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   Episode Selection
      Episode 4: The High Renaissance
      Episode 5: Realms of Light: The Baroque
      Episode 6: An Age of Reason, An Age Of Passion
   Scene Index
      Episode 4: The High Renaissance
      Episode 5: Realms Of Light: The Baroque
      Episode 6: An Age of Reason: An Age of Passion
   Artist Biographies
      Leonardo da Vinci
      Andrea Palladio
      Caravaggio
      Jacques-Louis David
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Disc #3 -- Art of the Western World: Episodes 7-9
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   Episode Selection
      Episode 7: A Fresh View: Impressionism and Postimpressionism
      Episode 8: Into the 20th Century
      Episode 9: In Our Own Time
   Scene Index
      Episode 7: A Fresh View: Impressionism and Postimpressionism
      Episode 8: Into the 20th Century
      Episode 9: In Our Own Time
   Artist Biographies
      Eduoard Manet
      Pablo Piscasso
      Le Corbusier
      Jackson Pollock
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