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Museum masterpieces : the Louvre / Richard Bretell.

Brettell, Richard R. (Added Author). Leven, Jon. (Added Author). Teaching Company. (Added Author).

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Bethlehem Bookmobile 708.4 DVD 2 DVDs (Text) 33062008212780 Adult DVD Non-Fiction Available -
Bethlehem Main Library 708.4 DVD 2 DVDs (Text) 33062009280984 Adult DVD Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1598032194
  • ISBN: 9781598032192
  • ISBN: 1598032119
  • ISBN: 9781598032116
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (360 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (2 unnumbered pages, iv, 102 pages ; 19 cm).
  • Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Teaching Company: 7175.
Consists of 12 lectures; each is 30 minutes.
Course guidebook includes professor biography, statement of course scope, lecture outlines and notes, timelines, glossary, and biographical notes.
Emmaus Library's coursebook is catalogued separately.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (Course guidebook, p. 99-102).
Formatted Contents Note:
DISC 1: Lecture 1. Palace to museum: the story of the Louvre ; Lecture 2. Leonardo and the origins of the collection ; Lecture 3. Italian Renaissance and Baroque painting ; Lecture 4. Spanish School of painting ; Lecture 5. Rubens and Flemish painting, early German ; Lecture 6. Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Dutch painting. DISC 2: Lecture 7. De la Tour, Le Nain, and 17th Century painting ; Lecture 8. Claude and Poussin: French painters in Rome ; Lecture 9. Watteau and Chardin ; Lecture 10. Boucher, Fragonard, and the Rococo in France ; Lecture 11. Jacques-Louis David and his school ; Lecture 12. Delacroix and Ingres: the great dialectic.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Producer, James Blandford ; director, Jon Leven ; academic content supervisor, Eric Denker ; camera operators, Jim Allen, Alexis Doty.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lecturer: Professor Richard R. Brettell, University of Texas at Dallas.
Summary, etc.:
This series of lectures introduces the greatest of universal museums. Its aim is not comprehensive. The focus is narrowed to the Department of Paintings, which is responsible for European paintings from the Middle Ages until the mid-19th century. These works of art form an encyclopedic summary of the achievements of painters that can be called the single most important such collection in the world. The aim of these lectures is to both prepare new viewers for a visit and to be a "study aid" for those who have been and gone before. Critic and historian Richard Brettell begins with an overview of the Louvre's colorful history as royal palace, art academy, and national showcase. The lectures explore some of the most beautiful and renowned examples of European painting, including masterworks by Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Watteau, Rubens and Vermeer.
System Details Note:
Subject: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669.
Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640.
Vermeer, Johannes, 1632-1675.
Le Nain, Louis, 1593-1648.
Poussin, Nicolas, 1594?-1665.
Chardin, Jean Baptiste Sim©♭on, 1699-1779.
Watteau, Antoine, 1684-1721.
Boucher, Fran©ʹois, 1703-1770.
Fragonard, Jean-Honor©♭, 1732-1806.
David, Jacques Louis, 1748-1825.
Delacroix, Eug©·ne, 1798-1863.
Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique, 1780-1867.
Lorrain, Claude, 1600-1682.
La Tour, Georges du Mesnil de, 1593-1652.
Mus©♭e du Louvre.
Art > France > Paris.
Art museums > France.
Art appreciation.
Art, European > History.
Art, Italian.
Art, Medieval > Italy.
Art, Modern > 19th century.
Art, Baroque.
Art, Flemish.
Art, German.
Art, French.
Art, Dutch.

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