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Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil - Secrets of a Renaissance Painter
In 2016, the Noordbrabants Museum in the Dutch city of Den Bosch held a special exhibition devoted to the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who died 500 years ago. This late-medieval artist lived his entire life in the city, causing uproar…
Exhibition On Screen: The Curious World Of Hieronymous Bosch - The Curious World Of Hieronymous Bosch
After 500 years Bosch's paintings still shock and fascinate us. Delve into the vivid imagination of this true visionary. Who was Hieronymus Bosch? Why do his strange and fantastical paintings resonate with people now more than ever? How does he…
Exhibition on Screen: Michelangelo
The spectacular sculptures and paintings of Michelangelo seem so familiar to us, but what do we really know about this renaissance genius? Who was this ambitious and passionate man? A virtuoso craftsman, Michelangelo's artistry is evident in everything he touched.…
The Real Rembrandt
Scientific methods of verifying works of art have drastically reduced the number of paintings attributed to Rembrandt (1606-1669). Many canvases, hitherto believed to be by the hand of the Master, are now thought to be the work of artists who…
Diego Velazquez
In return for immortalising the grotesquely in-bred court of the rapidly declining Spanish Hapsburgs, Philip IV admitted Diego Velazquez (1599-1660) to the ranks of the nobility at a time when artists were considered no better than carpenters. Didier Baussy-Oulianoff's resplendent…
The Winged Serpent: Lucas Cranach the Elder - The Life and Work of a German Renaissance Painter
The short documentary portrays the life and work of the important Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553). It features a rich spectrum of his works in (former East) German collections, including the Old Masters Gallery in Dresden. As the…
Leonardo and Michelangelo
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two giants of the Renaissance period -…
Tiziano
Titian's genius and significance in European art are undisputed. Trained at the Giovanni Bellini workshop and influenced by working together with Giorgione, he came to a masterly use of colour, light and shade. His oeuvre contains everything his times demanded:…
Giotto and Piero della Francesca
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two vital instigators of the Renaissance; Giotto,…
Titian and Raphael
In the fascinating Great Artist series, we investigate some of the best artists in history - examining their influence, style and what exactly made them so unique. In this double package we examine two giants of Renaissance painting - Titian,…
Gothic: Art For England 1400-1547
Art from late medieval England and the early years of the Renaissance is revealed in this film in all of its splendour and variety. This is the age of the Hundred Years' War, the Wars of the Roses and the…
Marcus Gheeraerts II - Elizabethan Artist
Marcus Gheeraerts II (1561/2-1636) was one of the great portrait artists of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he painted many of the leading Britons of the time, including Elizabeth I. His 'Ditchley' portrait is one of…
Image And Idol: Medieval Sculpture
The extraordinary richness of sculpture from the twelfth to the sixteenth century is revealed in this unique film. Historian Phillip Lindley introduces a selection of surprising and startlingly beautiful artworks from churches and cathedrals in England and Wales. Lindley explores…
Frans Hals of Antwerp
Frans Hals (1582-1666) was a portrait painter with a unique style, admired for its originality and vivacity not only by the Impressionists but also by artists like van Gogh or Picasso. Very little documentation of his life exists today, so…
Donatello - The First Modern Sculptor
With his bronze David, Donatello created modernity's first life-size, free-standing sculpture - a masterpiece of the early Italian Renaissance. Familiar with classical art, he enriched sculpture with individual expression, becoming an artist much in demand. He worked for the Quattrocento's…