The Resource Simon Schama's power of art, Bernini

Simon Schama's power of art, Bernini

Label
Simon Schama's power of art, Bernini
Title
Simon Schama's power of art
Title part
Bernini
Title variation
Bernini
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The power of art - Bernini - Episode 3 - The ecstasy of St Theresa (1652) The ecstasy of St Theresa. His marble saint levitates and quivers, hovering on the border between mystery and indecency. Devotees flock to see this holy peepshow, flesh dissolving into spirit, a mystery exuding pain and pleasure, carnal consummation and disembodied bliss. No wonder people watch. Gian Lorenzo Bernini, boy wonder, then adult prodigy - sculptor, architect, composer, as well as a dashing Cavalier, and the personal friend of Pope Urban VIII. His sculptures have the breath of life flowing through them; in his hands stone seems to move and ripple. Then, in the late 1640s, Bernini's star falls; cracks appear in the bell-tower he has built for St. Peter's. Bernini needs a miracle to restore his fortune. So he makes one. Focusing on eight iconic works of art such as Caravaggio's David and Goliath, David's Death of Marat and Picasso's Guernica, this though-provoking series reveals the history of visual imagination through the ages. This series is not a stroll through a gallery, nor is it a demure tour through a museum, instead it takes us on a great journey to places we had never dreamed and demands that we look afresh at what we take for granted. A combination of dramatic reconstruction, spectacular photography and Simon Schama's unique and personal style, transports the viewer back to the intense moments eight great works of art were conceived and born. Each programme takes us where only art can go; into the vortex of Turner's detonation vermilion; the fascist bullring of Guernica's smoke and slaughter; and into the deep gravitational force fields of Rothko's pulsing planets of colour. See Bernini's thumbprint impressed on the kneaded clay of an old man's beard and the slather of Rembrandt's pigment crusting on his canvas. The power of art is the epic story of an unfolding force, a chance to witness the power of the individuals who changed the way we view the world. The eight works of art included in the series are: Carravaggio's David and Goliath; Bernini's The ectsasy of St. Theresa, Rembrandt's The Conspiracy of Claudius Civilis; David's 'To Marat'; Turner's Slave ship with slaves thrown overboard; Typhoon coming on; Van Gogh's self-portrait; Picasso's Guernica and Rothko's Seagram building murals
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
representational
Date time place
Originally produced by BBCActive in 2006
Label
Simon Schama's power of art, Bernini
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1050616
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (approximately 50 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1050616
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b29862528
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
kanopy50617
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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