The Nude in Art

The Nude in Art

DVD - 2010
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The Modern: Manet's Olympia, Picasso's Les demoiselles d'Avignon, and Bacon's Triptych are among those artworks used to illustrate how the 20th century changed everything. Emotional truth overcame physical realism. With photography and film, nothing seemed beyond the artists' interest or capabilities.
The Enlightenment: Examines works of art such as Rembrandt's The anatomy lesson, Ingre's Turkish bath, and Rodin's The age of Bronze. All illustrate the many different uses the naked form was now having.
The Renaissance: Looks at the role that the nude played in the Renaissance. Tim Marlow travels to England, France and Italy as part of a journey illustrating how the Christian idea of nudity associated with sin was replaced with ideas of nudity being associated with beauty and sensuality. Some of the art visited includes Botticelli's Birth of Venus, Michelangelo's David, and Giotto's The last judgement.
The Classical: Examines art such as the Venus of Willendorf and the Venus de Milo. Explores through images such as these just what can be learned about why man first illustrated the naked body in these specific ways.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Seventh Art Productions, c2010
Edition: Widescreen
Description: 1 videodiscs (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Branch Call Number: DVD 704.9421 Mar
N7572 .N84 2002


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Not as in depth as I might have hoped. But an ok introduction for undergraduate level art students.

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