PBS Simon Schama's Power of Art - Part 2of8, Caravaggio (2007.720p.HDTV.AC3-SoS).avi (Size: 1.50 GB) (Files: 1)
PBS Simon Schama's Power of Art - Part 2of8, Caravaggio (2007.720p.HDTV.AC3-SoS).avi
Originally aired: 2007.06.25
"SIMON SCHAMA'S POWER OF ART series features eight narratives of embattled heroes confronting disaster and triumph while making art that continues to resonate. Propelled by Schama's passionate storytelling, POWER OF ART melds dramatic re-enactments, location shooting and art photography to create a challenging series that explores the power and, ultimately, the whole point of art. SIMON SCHAMA'S POWER OF ART takes viewers on a sweeping cinematic journey to the turning points in the lives of eight artists and a work that defined the career of each.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio:
Caravaggio's approach to painting was unconventional. He avoided the standard method of making copies of old sculptures and instead took the more direct approach of painting directly onto canvas without drawing first. He also used people from the street as his models. His dramatic painting was enhanced with intense and theatrical lighting.
Caravaggio's fate was sealed when in 1606 he killed a man in a duel. He fled to Naples where he attempted to paint his way out of trouble, he became a Knight, but was then imprisoned in Malta and then finally he moved to Sicily. He was pardoned for murder in 1610, but he died of a fever attempting to return to Rome."
more info: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/powerofart
Source: OTA High Definition 1080i
Video Encoding: xvid.1280x720.35939kbps
Audio Encoding: ac3.384kbps-5.1chan
File Size: 1.45GB
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