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Art of the Western World: :  -- The Counter-Reformation inspired an artistic revival and an exuberant new style. In royal courts, artists expressed the power of the monarch. Featured: Caravaggio, Bernini's Ecstasy of St. Teresa, Belvedere Palace, Rubens, Velazquez, Vermeer, Rembrandt.


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Provides a panorama of 2000 years of architecture, painting and sculpture, and studies the art masterpieces as reflections of the Western culture that produced them. Full summary »
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Michael Wood ... Himself - Presenter / ... (18 episodes, 1989-1990)

Series Directed by
Geoff Dunlop (5 episodes, 1989)
Perry Miller Adato (2 episodes, 1989)
Suzanne Bauman (2 episodes, 1990)
Melissa Llewelyn-Davies (2 episodes, 1990)
Ian Potts (2 episodes, 1990)
Teri Wehn-Damisch (2 episodes, 1990)

Tony Cash (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Perry Miller Adato (1 episode, 1989)

Series Produced by
Geoff Dunlop .... producer (5 episodes, 1989)
Perry Miller Adato .... producer (2 episodes, 1989)
Suzanne Bauman .... producer (2 episodes, 1990)
Melissa Llewelyn-Davies .... producer (2 episodes, 1990)
Ian Potts .... producer (2 episodes, 1990)
Teri Wehn-Damisch .... producer (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Film Editing by
Clement Barclay (1 episode, 1989)

Kevin Boland (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Val Ames .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Saverio Camporeale .... sound editor (1 episode)
Series Visual Effects by
Kevin Boland .... computer graphics designer (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Clement Barclay .... additional editor (1 episode, 1989)
Saverio Camporeale .... assistant editor (1 episode)
Series Music Department
Mitch Farber .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Val Ames .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Denise Hooker .... series art consultant (unknown episodes)
David Maconochie .... production accountant (unknown episodes)

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UK:60 min (13 episodes) | UK:26 min (18 episodes) | USA:57 min (9 episodes)


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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
an excellent and comprehensive series, 1 January 2007
Author: Judy Lewis from Hastings, New Zealand

This is an excellent series, covering the main art movements of Europe; it begins with the Greeks and Romans, moves through the medieval development and on to the Renaissance. The material on the modern movements is just as authoritative. Michael Wood is an enthusiastic and engaging host, and there is a good selection of experts presenting material in their areas of expertise.

The material is both accurate and comprehensive. Highly recommended. It is useful both as an introduction to the various periods and for more serious students; when I was teaching Art History, I used several episodes in the classroom.

Although there is no substitute for seeing the actual works of art, documentary series like this can be both useful and stimulating. It is available on VHS (try Amazon) but as far as I am aware not on DVD yet.

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