"A Royal Academy exhibitioner at the age of fifteen, J.M.W. Turner, by the end of his life, was the best known artist in England during the Romantic period and one of the forerunners of Impressionism. A life-long lover of landscape and seascape painting, he traveled widely in search of inspiration. No artist had ever painted light and color as Turner did in his astonishing later works. These paintings such as Rain, steam, speed and The fighting Témérair...
In 1893 Edvard Munch created a masterpiece which has become a defining image of the 20th Century. The Scream is a picture whose sense of anguish reveals much about our own lives, as well as the life of the artist who created it.
In his landscape and still-life paintings, Cezanne developed a revolutionary new approach to color and perspective. His influence on 20th century artists was so great that he is now referred to as the Father of Modern Painting.
In 55 B.C. Julius Caesar, Emperor of Rome, turned eyes towards the mysterious isle of Britain. Within a few short years the Roman war machine had tamed the Celtic tribal society and transformed it into a province of the Empire.
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A splendid record of the mighty Legions of the Roman Empire. From three wars fought and won against Carthage, the Punic city, through the brutal campaigns against the Celtic tribes of Gaul, to the bloody conquest of the mysterious island of Britain, this is the story of a remarkable fighting machine.
Featuring the work of Velasquez, Caravaggio, Frans Hals, Rembrandt and Rubens, this entertaining and educational program also includes commentary and analysis by noted art historians of the Baroque and Neoclassical periods.
Features the works of Victorian poets including Hopkins, Swinburne, Arnold, Robert Browning and Tennyson. Includes analysis and interpretation by Dr. Nick Shrimpton, Dr. Peter McDonald and Dr. Julia North.