Masterpieces of the Hermitage-Volume 5 (1992)

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17th Century Flemish Painting
The collection of Flemish and Dutch works housed in the Hermitage is now known around the world for its size and quality. Entrenched in Catholicism, these 17th century artists, such as Rubens and Van Dyck, painted in what became known as a Flemish Baroque style, which was extroverted and dynamic, inspired by heroic images from the antique age.
Rembrandt & the 17th Century Dutch Masters
So vast is the Dutch collection of the Hermitage that one could trace this art's history solely from the works therein. The 17th Century saw a decline in patronage of the arts by church and state. Private collectors filled the void, and subject matter was changed to suit the new patrons who wanted portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre paintings for their homes. We are also shown a selection of Rembrandt's work, outlining his movement towards a more Classical style.
Velazquez, El Greco, Goya and the Spanish Masters
This episode examines the beginnings of Spanish Baroque painting. Religious paintings of the late 15th and early 16th centuries tackled questions of justice while the Inquisition went on around the artists. Some artists blossomed under Church patronage, others were persecuted as heretics. This episode shows works from artists such as Luis Morales, El Greco and Jose de Riebera.
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Art 1992 83:10 (Case: 85) 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
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