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WHITFIELD, P.: History of Western Art (The) (Unabridged)


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WHITFIELD, P.: History of Western Art (The) (Unabridged)

What is art? Why do we value images of saints, kings, goddesses, battles, landscapes or cities in eras utterly remote from our own? This history of art shows how painters, sculptors and architects have expressed the belief systems of their age—religious, political and aesthetic. From the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece to the revolutionary years of the 19th and 20th centuries, the artist has acted as a mirror to the ideals and conflicts of the human mind. He has always started with reality, but has selected and reshaped that reality to create a parallel world: a world of the imagination.

Disc 1

  The History of Western Art (Unabridged)
1.   Part One – Art in the Ancient and Classical World 00:04:42
2.   Whatever the answer, it is clear these pictures were part… 00:04:19
3.   The Civilisations of the Ancient Near East 00:06:02
4.   Mesopotamian religion centred on a pantheon of gods… 00:06:50
5.   The Art of the Greek World 00:06:21
6.   By the 7th century BCE… 00:03:42
7.   Vase painting was an intimate, domestic art… 00:06:19
8.   The third great manifestation of Greek art… 00:04:16
9.   Roman Art 00:05:43
10.   It was in architecture that the Romans showed… 00:05:50
11.   Christian Art from the Catacombs to the Gothic Cathedrals 00:06:13
12.   The most famous of the earlier mosaic churches… 00:06:07
13.   In northern Europe, on the eve of Christianisation… 00:07:23
14.   Retrospect 00:02:44

Disc 2

  The History of Western Art (Unabridged)
1.   Part Two: Renaissance and Baroque – Italian Renaissance 00:06:33
2.   On the intellectual level… 00:04:58
3.   Architecture 00:07:12
4.   A Revolution in Painting 00:07:25
5.   The High Renaissance 00:05:08
6.   The Northern Renaissance 00:07:25
7.   Mannerism 00:02:25
8.   The Baroque Age 00:04:51
9.   The Baroque churches aimed at a fusion of the arts… 00:04:22
10.   But what of painting in this age 00:05:58
11.   Painting in the Netherlands 00:06:07
12.   The Rococo 00:06:47
13.   English Neoclassicism 00:04:54
14.   Retrospect 00:05:20

Disc 3

  The History of Western Art (Unabridged)
1.   The 19th Century – The Age of Revolutions 00:06:03
2.   The Forerunners of Romanticism in England 00:05:37
3.   France: Classicism and Romanticism 00:06:59
4.   Goya – Psychological Realism 00:04:48
5.   International Romanticism 00:06:19
6.   For Romanticism was international… 00:04:48
7.   The Impact of Photography – America 00:05:55
8.   In the post - War years American painting came to maturity… 00:03:41
9.   French Impressionism 00:04:41
10.   The question about reality and truth in art… 00:04:07
11.   The Post - Impressionists 00:07:44
12.   Symbolist Art 00:05:47
13.   Architecture 00:05:06
14.   But perhaps the most radical building of the century… 00:06:47

Disc 4

  The History of Western Art (Unabridged)
1.   The 20th Century 00:07:32
2.   The First Two Decades: One Revolution or Many 00:03:18
3.   The second revolutionary surge also came in France… 00:04:45
4.   The artistic centres of Germany pushed forward… 00:06:31
5.   Futurism was indebted to Cubism… 00:05:52
6.   Post - War in Europe 00:05:47
7.   De Chirico exemplified an important feature… 00:05:39
8.   American Realism 00:04:40
9.   American Avant - Garde 00:05:49
10.   The culminations of abstract Expressionism came… 00:06:09
11.   Art Back in the Real World 00:04:32
12.   Photorealism sometimes took a single photograph… 00:04:53
13.   As far as the smaller installation is concerned… 00:05:50
14.   Modern Architecture 00:03:59
15.   Retrospect 00:04:12

Total Playing Time: 05:13:46

Whitfield, Peter

Comberti, Sebastian

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0055

Barcode: 9781843795063

Physical Release: 2011

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