1,000 MEISTERWERKE – Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna
A film by Reiner E. Moritz
Lorenzo Lotto: Madonna and Child with St. Catherine and St. James the Greater (c. 1530)
Anthony van Dyck: Samson and Delilah (c. 1628–1630)
Joachim Patinier: Baptism of Christ (1515–1520)
Jacob van Ruisdael: The Large Forest (c. 1655–1660)
Giuseppe Arcimboldo: Fire (1566)
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 ten short art surveys provide a full introduction to the masterpieces in the Kunsthistoriche Museum in Vienna.
Opened in 1891 for the opulent works of art belonging to the Habsburg Imperial Family, the museum is still considered one of the most important worldwide. Works from Egypt to the Occident from 7,000 years of cultural history are to be found under one roof. The centrepiece of the building is the first-class painting gallery with numerous masterpieces from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The examples introduced here will be recognised by their considerable reputation and range.
Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: Dolby Digital 2.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Menu languages: German, English, French
Audio languages: German, English, (French)
Running time: 10 x 10 mins
No. of DVDs: 2 (DVD 9)