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Read more about the article Great Artists episode 15 – Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Great Artists episode 15 – Michelangelo Buonarroti

Great Artists episode 15 – Michelangelo Buonarroti - Tim Marlow charts the life and work of celebrated Renaissance sculptor, architect and painter Michelangelo Buonarroti, most famous for the extraordinary scenes that adorn the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.     Great Artists   This major 26-part series takes a fresh look at the most important artworks of some of the greatest artists in history. Shot on location in over fifty museums, churches and palaces throughout Europe and…

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Read more about the article Great Artists episode 14 – Albrecht Durer
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Great Artists episode 14 – Albrecht Durer

Tim Marlow examines the life and legacy of German painter Albrecht Durer, who set a new benchmark in self-portraiture and raised the artistic reputation of northern Europe to a level rivalling that of Renaissance Italy.     Like his contemporary Leonardo da Vinci, Durer perceived the world with a scientist's eye, and his detailed studies of plants and animals remain unrivalled to this day.   Great Artists - Albrecht Durer   This major 26-part series takes a fresh look at the…

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Read more about the article Great Artists episode 13 – Leonardo da Vinci
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Great Artists episode 13 – Leonardo da Vinci

Tim Marlow profiles scientist, engineer, inventor and painter Leonardo da Vinci, whose extraordinary artistic genius gave rise to masterpieces including the Mona Lisa, the Annunciation and the Last Supper.     Breaking new ground in portraiture and historical imagery, this giant of the Italian Renaissance used his wide-ranging skills to make a unique contribution to the development of European art.   Great Artists - Leonardo da Vinci   This major 26-part series takes a fresh look at the most important artworks…

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Read more about the article Great Artists episode 12 – Egon Schiele
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Great Artists episode 12 – Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele has become one of the most celebrated artists of the last hundred years. He was a controversial figure in his own short lifetime who was jailed on an obscenity charge.     His work is starkly honest and provocative, intensely powerful images where the human figure is stripped down, both sexually and psychologically. He’s one of the great draftsmen in art history and perhaps the most obsessive painter of the self. In the programme Tim Marlow examines Schiele’s…

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Read more about the article Great Artists episode 11 – Mary Cassatt
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Great Artists episode 11 – Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt is one of only a handful of women artists up to the beginning of the twentieth century who have managed to forge a reputation in the male dominated story of art history.     She was an American by birth but lived in France for sixty years and helped to develop the first great movement in Modern art – Impressionism. In works such as The Boating Party, Cassatt articulates her bold, vivid vision. Great Artists   This major…

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