Masterpieces 1800-1850

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Arts Documentary hosted by Samuel West and published by BBC broadcasted as part of BBC The Private Life of a Masterpiece series in 2004 - English narration

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Learn the fascinating stories behind three paintings from the first half of the 19th century: Francisco Goya's The Third of May 1808, Eugène Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People and Hokusai's The Great Wave. Discover how Goya used drawings by authentic witnesses to depict a real firing squad; how Delacroix's masterwork influenced the Statue of Liberty; and how Hokusai's print won him adulation far beyond his native Japan.

[edit] The Third of May 1808

Arguably the most powerful painting about war ever achieved. It portrays the slaughter of civilians after Napoleonic troops entered Madrid in 1808. The programme reveals the historical truths behind the painting and shows exactly how Goya achieved this masterpiece of protest.

[edit] Liberty Leading the People

The great revolutionary masterpiece, painted by a man who soon complained that revolutions got in the way of dinner parties. Shunned by the government of the day, it has endured to become the symbol of the French republic and an icon of later revolutions.

[edit] The Great Wave

Perhaps the most celebrated of all Japanese pictures, the Great Wave's portrayal of a huge wave about to overwhelm three boats was only produced by Hokusai when he was old and broke and needed money badly. A print that cost little more than bowl of noodles to those who first bought it, the image has been hugely influential on later art.

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Video Codec: XviD 1.1.2
Video Bitrate: 1 920 Kbps
Video Resolution: 704x400 / 704x568 (episode 2)
Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9 / 4:3 (episode 2)
Frames Per Second: 25.000
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: English
RunTime Per Part: 50 min
Number Of Parts: 3
Part Size: 746 MiB
Subtitles: No
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