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Great Artists Two with Tim Marlow

Great Artists

Year: 2003, 276 mins
Code: SEV-GAPiero

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This 12 part series explores the lives and works of some of art history's most influential artists including: Piero della Francesca, Holbein, Caravaggio, Constable and Whistler.

Shot in 10 countries and in over 40 churches and galleries, Tim Marlow takes us on a unique tour of the life and times of the artists and examines what makes them great. Each episode takes a fresh look at the artists, their work and the world in which they lived.

We learn why John Constable, often considered to be a painter of chocolate box scenes of the English countryside, was in fact, a radical artist of his time. We see how Goya's masterful painting style and haunting visions combined to produce some of the most powerful images in the history of Western Art. We discover how the American painter Mary Cassatt, the only female artist in the series, challenged the male dominated world in which she lived, and against the odds, became the only American accepted into the group known as the Impressionists. And why Caravaggio, who lived a life marred by violence and even murder, produced some of the most remarkable art ever made.

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vol. 1
vol. 2
Part 1 - Giotto
Part 2 - Leonardo
Part 3 - Dürer
Part 4 - Michelangelo
Part 5 - Raphael
Part 6 - Titian
Part 7 - Bruegel
Part 8 - Rubens
Part 9 - Velàzquez
Part 10 - Rembrandt
Part 11 - Vermeer
Part 12 - Turner
Part 13 - Van Gogh
Part 14 - El Greco
Part 1 - Piero della Francesca
Part 2 - Holbein
Part 3 - Caravaggio
Part 4 - Stubbs
Part 5 - Goya
Part 6 - David
Part 7 - Constable
Part 8 - Delacroix
Part 9 - Whistler
Part 10 - Rodin
Part 11 - Cassatt
Part 12 - Schiele

Directed by Phil Grabsky, Ben Harding and Andrew Hutton.
Produced by Phil Grabsky.

“Scarcely a minute passed that was not packed with information, insight and enthusiasm”
“As ideal a presenter of a series on artists as you could hope to find”
– Daily Mail

“Marlow’s easy style and accessible language are as enjoyable as ever” – Time Out

“Unpretentious and straightforward art history” – Financial Times

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