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Art of the Western World: Rome and Florence, The Artist As Genius/Venice, Pleasure and Power.

Covers key aspects of the High Remaissance, including the advent of the artist as genius (Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael), the rise of Rome as a center of artistic vitality, and Venetian preoccupation with the quality of light (Giorgione and Titian). Also examines the social turbulence of the late sixteenth century and the reinterpretation of classical architectural principles. Features experts Kathlenn Weil-Garris Brandt and Colin Eisler. 1989. 30 min.
View this series online (via Annenberg/CPB).