PBS Simon Schama's Power of Art - Part 4of8, Bernini (2007.720p.HDTV.AC3-SoS).avi (Size: 1.46 GB) (Files: 1)
PBS Simon Schama's Power of Art - Part 4of8, Bernini (2007.720p.HDTV.AC3-SoS).avi
Originally aired: 2007.07.03
"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.
Born in Naples, Bernini was an exceptional talent from an early age and went on to dominate the art world of 17th century Rome. His work epitomised the Baroque style and his sculpture, church interiors and exteriors and town planning could be seen everywhere. Bernini worked under successive Popes; Pope Gregory XV made him a knight and Pope Urban VIII took him as his best friend. He was revered in his time until a jealous rage caused him to have the face of his mistress slashed after discovering her romance with his brother. His reputation fell further after his bell towers for the Cathedral of St Peter's started cracking in 1641. He redeemed himself and kick started his career again with arguably his most famous work, The Ecstasy of St Theresa, in 1652."
more info: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/powerofart
Source: OTA High Definition 1080i
Video Encoding: xvid.1280x720.3514kbps
Audio Encoding: ac3.384kbps-5.1chan
File Size: 1.45GB
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