1,000 MEISTERWERKE—The Portrait in the Renaissance
A film by Reiner E. Moritz
Raphael: Portrait of Bindo Altoviti (c. 1515)
Leonardo da Vinci: Portrait of Ginevra De’ Benci (1474–1478)
Albrecht Dürer: Portrait of an Unknown Cleric (1516)
Lorenzo Lotto: Portrait of a Young Man in Front of a White Curtain (1505–1506)
Luca Signorelli: Portrait of an Older Man (c. 1492)
1000 Masterpieces from the Great Museums of the World is one of the most successful TV series about art. The original, with improved image quality, takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of art. Comprehensively illustrated and compellingly presented—the well-known authors of five short art surveys provide a deeper insight into the masterpieces of painting.
During the Renaissance era, portrait painting became one of the most prestigious and popular genres of art. The replacement of the worldview focused on God and the humanistic thinking had radically changed the image of man. Masterly portraits by artists such as Raphael, da Vinci, and Dürer represented the newly gained confidence of the Renaissance people.
Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: Dolby Digital 2.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Menu languages: German, English, French
Audio languages: English, German, (French)
Running time: 5 x 10 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)