Volume 2: A NEW DREAM The Renaissance was the golden age which inspired the works of Michaelangelo, Raphael, DaVinci in Italy and the secular works of Holbein and others in the North.
Volume 4: REASON AND ENLIGHTENMENT The Rococco period saw emphasis on pastoral themes and strong classical influences which emerged in the work of Hogarth, Gainsborough, Chardin, and David.
Episode 4 - The High Renaissance Part I: Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael displayed extraordinary talent working in a variety of media and elevated the status of the artist in Italian society. Part II: Venetians like Titian, Tintoretto, and Palladio re-adapted the classical style with a theatrical flourish. 1st Half Hour: "Heroic Ambitions"; 2nd Half [...]
Volume 1: LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS The Medieval period highlighted the works of Giotto, Van Eyck and others who forged a link with the religious world, discovered perspective, and ushered in the Renaissance.
Volume 3: THE AGE OF SPLENDOR The Baroque Era began with great works from Rembrandt, Rubens, Caravaggio, and Bernini, coupled with new limits of realism and expression.
Volume 6: A NEW VISION The art world was never so completely turned upside down as by the Impressionists and Post-impressionists, Seurat, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, and Van Gogh.
Volume 5: PASSION AND REVOLUTION As strict classicism of David and Ingres faded, the romantic movement and the landscape painters came to prominence, including Constable, Turner and Goya.