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American Art 1785-1926: Seven Artist Profiles

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This DVD contains seven video presentations on American artists of the 19th century. A 32-page viewer's guide accompanying the DVD includes a biography of each artist and reproductions of featured works. Separate video segments, each under 30 minutes, explore the lives and careers of John James Audubon, William Merritt Chase, Frederic Edwin Church, Winslow Homer, Thomas Moran, John F.

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00:30
American Art 1785-1926: Seven Artist Profiles

Late 19th-Century European Art (2005)

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The final decades of the nineteenth century witnessed the development of new art forms and styles as a reaction to the academic traditions that had prevailed for over a century. This DVD contains four video presentations about 19th-century European painters and related art movements.

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02:15
Late 19th-Century European Art

Seeing Color: Object, Light, Observer (2004)

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Examines the question: What is color? Takes viewers inside the galleries and conservation labs of the National Gallery of Art, to painting studios in New York and Washington, and to a high school physics classroom to explore color as both an aesthetic and physical phenomenon.

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00:27
Seeing Color: Object, Light, Observer

Forward, 54th! (2013)

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Written and directed by Mary Hall Surface, the play Forward, 54th! was commissioned by the National Gallery of Art in 2013 in honor of the exhibition Tell It with Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial. The Gallery staged 24 performances between September 2013 and March 2014.

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Middle
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00:32
Forward, 54th!

Ancient Egyptian and Greek Art (2006)

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The National Gallery of Art strives to present exhibitions of art from times and cultures beyond its own collections. This DVD comprises four video programs made in conjunction with special exhibitions on the art and cultures of ancient Egypt and Greece.

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01:23
Ancient Egyptian and Greek Art

European Art (2005)

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Among outstanding European paintings at the National Gallery of Art are Leonardo's Ginevra de' Benci and masterworks by Bellini, Raphael, Vermeer, and Van Dyck. Five programs look at each of these artists and their works; a sixth introduces the European painting collection.

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High
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03:31
European Art

Art from Asia (2006)

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The National Gallery of Art strives to present exhibitions of art from times and cultures beyond its own collections. This DVD comprises four programs made in conjunction with special exhibitions on the art and cultures of China, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Japan. They explore an array of subjects: architecture, landscape gardening, archaeology, music, poetry, storytelling, and sculpture.

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01:35
Art from Asia

New World Archaeology (2006)

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The National Gallery of Art strives to present exhibitions of art from times and cultures beyond its own collections. This DVD includes two programs on ancient Olmec and Maya cultures and includes live footage of major Olmec and Maya sites in Mesoamerica.

  • Olmec Art of Ancient Mexico 18 minutes
  • Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya 30 minutes
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00:48
New World Archaeology

Making Art (2010)

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This DVD collection of six video presentations filmed in studios, laboratories, and museum galleries provides rare behind-the-scenes experiences. It introduces art elements, such as color and perspective; demonstrates artistic techniques ranging from sculpture to printmaking; and studies conservation issues related to art objects.

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02:27
Making Art

Programs about the National Gallery of Art (2005)

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These four programs provide detailed overviews about the National Gallery of Art, its history, development, and construction; founder Andrew W. Mellon; and architects John Russell Pope and I.M. Pei. They also include rare photographs and historic film footage.

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High
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01:48
Programs about the National Gallery of Art

A Place To Be (1979)

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A biography of the East Building of the National Gallery of Art: A landmark of art and architecture

A Place to Be is a superb "biography of a building," tracing the contemporary design and construction of the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

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00:55
A Place To Be

Arcimboldo, 1526-1593: Nature and Fantasy (2010)

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The inventive and amusing paintings of Giuseppe Arcimboldo dazzled the courts of Europe. His imaginative combinations of fruits, vegetables, and flowers create allegorical portraits of emperors and witty caricatures of their courtiers, which won him the highest artistic honors bestowed by the Holy Roman Empire.

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00:30
Arcimboldo, 1526-1593: Nature and Fantasy

All About Prints (2012)

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All About Prints invites novices and experienced collectors alike to explore the art of printmaking from the perspective of influential curators, collectors, dealers, artists, and printers.

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00:54
All About Prints

Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns (2015)

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Since the Middle Ages, artists have used metalpoint to create some of the most beautiful and technically accomplished drawings ever made. Interest in the medium peaked during the Renaissance when it was embraced by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Albrecht Dürer. Revived in the nineteenth-century, metalpoint continues to be practiced today.

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Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns

Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes 1909-1929 (2013)

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Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music celebrates one of the most dazzling cultural enterprises of the twentieth century. The Ballets Russes, established in 1909 by the indefatigable impresario Serge Diaghilev, revolutionized the art of ballet.

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High
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00:28
Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes 1909-1929

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