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Art of the Western World: The Baroque in Italy and Austria/The Baroque in Spain and the Netherlands.

Examines the divergent themes of the baroque period, including a new emotional appeal as seen in Bernini's The Ecstasy of St. Teresa, Caravaggio's naturalism, Velasquez's multilayered works, and the rise of bourgeois values as seen in Rembrandt's works. Features experts Irving Lavin and Simon Schama. 1989. 30 min.
View this series online (via Annenberg/CPB).