Seventeenth Century Masters

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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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This engaging series of art documentaries investigates the stories behind classic works by three masters of 17th-century painting: Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer of Holland and Diego Velázquez of Spain. A Dutch military company sets out in Rembrandt's The Night Watch, Vermeer celebrates his own medium in The Art of Painting, and the goddess of love regards herself in a mirror held by Cupid in Velázquez's The Rokeby Venus.

[edit] The Night Watch

Why should a painting of a group of part-time Amsterdam militiamen, dressed up for an occasion that wasn't serious anyway, have become the most revered painting in Holland? The full story of Rembrandt's masterpiece.

[edit] The Art of Painting

Of all Vermeer's paintings, it was probably this picture that he held in greatest esteem. It was the painting he used to show off his skills to customers. A customer three centuries after he died was none other than Adolf Hitler

[edit] The Rokeby Venus

She's been called 'the most smackable bum in art'. Velazquez's portrait of a young woman lying naked on a couch gazing at her reflection in a mirror held by Cupid has an extraordinary story

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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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