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The Resource The world's greatest paintings, Professor William Kloss, The Smithsonian Associates; The Great Courses, (videorecording)

The world's greatest paintings, Professor William Kloss, The Smithsonian Associates; The Great Courses, (videorecording)

Label
The world's greatest paintings
Title
The world's greatest paintings
Statement of responsibility
Professor William Kloss, The Smithsonian Associates; The Great Courses
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their qualities of uniqueness, impact, and emotional and intellectual resonance. The lectures are arranged chronologically, showing what painters of contrasting traditions and cultures were doing in the same period, thus following the progressive unfolding of each painter's art. These lectures open rich perspectives on Western civilization through encounters with some of the most significant, daring, and sublime paintings in Western art
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Cataloging source
TXG
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Producer/editor, Jaimee M. Aigret ; content supervisor, Pamela Greer ; directors, Jonathan Leven, Wendy Scarbrough ; camera, Jim M. Allen, Alexis Doty, Robert Evans, Daniel Bloom
PerformerNote
Twenty-four lectures of thirty minutes each by Professor William Kloss, independent art historian, The Smithsonian Associates, Smithsonian Institution
Runtime
720
Series statement
  • Great courses.Music & fine arts
  • Great courses
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The world's greatest paintings, Professor William Kloss, The Smithsonian Associates; The Great Courses, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Course guidebook includes professor biography, statement of course scope, lecture outlines and notes, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (vi, 97 p. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Lecture 5. The
  • Devotion of Bellini, Geertgen, Dürer
  • Lecture 6.
  • Masterworks by Leonardo, Raphael, Correggio
  • Disc 1. Lecture 1.
  • Greatness in painting
  • Lecture 2. The
  • Majesty of Duccio and Giotto
  • Lecture 3.
  • Acts of faith: Masaccio, Van Eyck, Van der Weyden
  • Lecture 4. The
  • Diversity of Piero, Mantegna, Botticelli
  • Lecture 11.
  • Inside Vermeer, Velázquez, Rembrandt
  • Lecture 12.
  • Spirit and thought: Hals, Rembrandt, La Tour
  • Disc 2. Lecture 7.
  • Great ensembles: Michelangelo and Grünewald
  • Lecture 8.
  • Ideal and real: Giorgione, Titian, Holbein
  • Lecture 9.
  • Living and dying: Bruegel, El Greco, Caravaggio
  • Lecture 10.
  • Life stories by Ter Brugghen, Rubens, Steen
  • Lecture 17.
  • Dark to bright: Courbet, Church, Monet
  • Lecture 18.
  • Alone and together: Whistler, Degas, Renoir
  • Disc 3. Lecture 13. The
  • Serenity of Poussin, Claude, Watteau
  • Lecture 14.
  • In contrast: Chardin, Tiepolo, Gainsborough
  • Lecture 15.
  • Dark images of David, Goya, Friedrich
  • Lecture 16. The
  • Worlds of Constable, Turner, Delacroix
  • Lecture 23.
  • Time and memory: Magritte, Hopper, Gorky
  • Lecture 24.
  • Expressive abstractions: Pollock and Hofmann
  • Disc 4. Lecture 19.
  • Unlike any other: Sargent, Manet, Seurat
  • Lecture 20.
  • Close observation: Cézanne, Van Gogh, Homer
  • Lecture 21. The
  • Human condition: Munch, Matisse, Schiele
  • Lecture 22.
  • Art in time of war: Monet and Picasso
Control code
657642326
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (720 min.)
Isbn
9781598036596
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9781598036596
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • PD7126A
  • ID7126A-01
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)657642326
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The world's greatest paintings, Professor William Kloss, The Smithsonian Associates; The Great Courses, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Course guidebook includes professor biography, statement of course scope, lecture outlines and notes, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (vi, 97 p. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Lecture 5. The
  • Devotion of Bellini, Geertgen, Dürer
  • Lecture 6.
  • Masterworks by Leonardo, Raphael, Correggio
  • Disc 1. Lecture 1.
  • Greatness in painting
  • Lecture 2. The
  • Majesty of Duccio and Giotto
  • Lecture 3.
  • Acts of faith: Masaccio, Van Eyck, Van der Weyden
  • Lecture 4. The
  • Diversity of Piero, Mantegna, Botticelli
  • Lecture 11.
  • Inside Vermeer, Velázquez, Rembrandt
  • Lecture 12.
  • Spirit and thought: Hals, Rembrandt, La Tour
  • Disc 2. Lecture 7.
  • Great ensembles: Michelangelo and Grünewald
  • Lecture 8.
  • Ideal and real: Giorgione, Titian, Holbein
  • Lecture 9.
  • Living and dying: Bruegel, El Greco, Caravaggio
  • Lecture 10.
  • Life stories by Ter Brugghen, Rubens, Steen
  • Lecture 17.
  • Dark to bright: Courbet, Church, Monet
  • Lecture 18.
  • Alone and together: Whistler, Degas, Renoir
  • Disc 3. Lecture 13. The
  • Serenity of Poussin, Claude, Watteau
  • Lecture 14.
  • In contrast: Chardin, Tiepolo, Gainsborough
  • Lecture 15.
  • Dark images of David, Goya, Friedrich
  • Lecture 16. The
  • Worlds of Constable, Turner, Delacroix
  • Lecture 23.
  • Time and memory: Magritte, Hopper, Gorky
  • Lecture 24.
  • Expressive abstractions: Pollock and Hofmann
  • Disc 4. Lecture 19.
  • Unlike any other: Sargent, Manet, Seurat
  • Lecture 20.
  • Close observation: Cézanne, Van Gogh, Homer
  • Lecture 21. The
  • Human condition: Munch, Matisse, Schiele
  • Lecture 22.
  • Art in time of war: Monet and Picasso
Control code
657642326
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (720 min.)
Isbn
9781598036596
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9781598036596
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • PD7126A
  • ID7126A-01
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)657642326
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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