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The History of Western Art – 4. Reason and Enlightenment

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.

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Art of the Western World – The High Renaissance

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 [...]

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The History of Western Art – 1. Light in the Darkness

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.

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