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Art of the Western World

The Early Renaissance (#103)

Part I: The rebirth of classical themes and humanistic ideas marked the Renaissance in Italy, as seen in Florentines Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Ghiberti, and Botticelli. Part II: Glowing color, made possible by the new medium of oil paint, and minute detail set the work of the Flemish masters Van Eyck and Grünewald apart from the Florentines. [57 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Magnificent masterpieces of the Western world are presented in their cultural and historical settings. From the classical tradition to modern art, each artistic movement is interpreted through its major paintings, sculptures, and works of architecture. Comments from internationally known art experts and critics assist in understanding and appreciation of the works.
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