Starting with the rise of the Franciscan movement and tracing influences from northern Europe to Constantinople, this program--hosted by Andrew Graham-Dixon--argues that the Renaissance was not simply a rebirth of classicism, but actually the culmination of a process begun in the Middle Ages. The works of Giovanni Bellini, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Giotto de Bondone, and Rogier van der Weyden are featured. A BBC Production. (60 minutes, color
This program, hosted by Andrew Graham-Dixon, explores the princely courts of Renaissance Italy, revealing their role in the emergence of the modern concept of the artist as a celebrity. (60 minutes, color)
Born in Antwerp in 1577, the young Peter Paul Rubens travelled extensively in Italy, soaking up the artistic achievements of the High Renaissance. Returning to Flanders, he began a career that combined Renaissance technique with a new boldness of approach towards colour and brushwork. (60 minutes, color)
The program ends with a discussion of perhaps the most persistent Renaissance legacy of all: the vivid representation of the human form in art. The works of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Benvenuto Cellini, Correggio, Michelangelo, Jacopo da Pontormo, and Jan van Eyck are featured. A BBC Production. (60 minutes, color)
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