Fine Arts

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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

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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High
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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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High
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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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00:10
Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection (2010)

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A shrewd businessman, Chester Dale started out as a Wall Street messenger in the early years of the twentieth century. By the mid-1920s, he had earned the fortune that enabled him and his wife Maud to assemble one of the finest art collections in America.

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High
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00:15
From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection