Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Roland Collection of Films on Art

Fed up of You-Tube: looking for the crock of gold in the mountain of dross ? You just want a short video clip showing something not otherwise accessible. Then maybe The Roland Collection of Films on Art might be for you. The site sells VHS films and downloads of 1950s Art films. However they do provide 45 second free previews of the various films.

The films comprise a wide compass of topics: not only in art but also philosophy, music and philosophy.

It`s worth exploring to see the wide range of topics covered. Howeverone cannot post the videos directly on a webblog site as you can do with You-Tube.

Here is a selection in the area of Art History.

1.Early Cultures
2.First Civilizations
4.Pre-Columbian America
5.Romanesque and Gothic
6.Renaissance and Mannerism
7.Northern Renaissance
9.Baroque and Rococo
10.Neo-classicists and Romantics
11.The Victorians
12.Impressionists and Post-Impressionists
13.Art Nouveau
15.Cubism and Futurism
16.Into Abstraction
17.The Bauhaus and De Stijl
18.Dada and Surrealism
19.Modern Masters
20.Modern and Contemporary Sculptors
21.Contemporary Painters
22.New Directions New Dimensions
23.Modern Architecture and Design

Romanesque and Gothic:

French Romanesque Art
Romanesque Painters
Romanesque Architecture of Alsace
Romanesque Architecture of Burgundy
Romanesque Architecture of Languedoc
Romanesque Architecture of Normandy
Romanesque Architecture of Poitou-Charente
Romanesque Architecture of Provence
English Romanesque Art
Pisa, Story of a Cathedral Square
The Romanesque in Austria
Building an Abbey: Rievaulx
Villard de Honnecourt: Builder of Cathedrals
Antelami: The Baptistery of Parma
Art in the Making: Italian Painting before 1400*
Beaune: Rogier van der Weyden
Looking at a Castle
Castles of Northumberland

Early Renaissance in Italy :

Fra Angelico
Piero della Francesca
Jean Fouquet
Guido Mazzoni
Botticelli's Calumny of Apelles
The Age of Titian
The Age of Leonardo and Raphael
The Restoration of a Leonardo da Vinci*
The Miracle of Palladio

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