1000 Masterworks - BaroqueDVD Size: 18.8 x 14 x 1 cm
1 DVD, 50 minutes, English, German Dolby Digital 2.0
Comprehensively illustrated and compellingly presented – the well-known authors of five short art surveys provide a deeper insight into the masterpieces of painting.
Baroque painting of the 17th century is notable for its overwhelming splendour and pathos. In the age of the plague, religious wars and the excesses of the nobility, art served the aims of the Counter-Reformation and Absolutism. The glory of this epoch shines through, between lust for life and the pain of death – thanks to great masters.
Presented Masterworks: Anthonis van Dyck: Simson and Delilah (c. 1628-30); Peter Paul Rubens: The garden of love (c. 1633); Diego Velázquez: Las Meninas (1656); Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn: The return of the prodigal son (c. 1668); Michelangelo Caravaggio: The lute player (c. 1595)