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National Gallery of Art (03:03)


The National Gallery of Art is a museum in Washington D.C. that contains a collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Influential Painters of the Renaissance (03:45)

Fra Angelico was a very influential painter in the Early Renaissance. His influence can be seen in the work of other painters of the time, like Fra Angelico.

Contemporaries of Effervescent Movement (02:59)

The Early Renaissance was a time of great innovation in the arts, with painters like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci mastering new techniques and pushing the boundaries of their medium.

Invention of The Oil Painting (03:58)

The Renaissance was a time of great intellectual and artistic revival in Europe. Painters such as Giorgione, Raphael, and Titian created some of the most famous paintings of all time during this period.

The Renaissance Revisited (01:58)

The Renaissance was a time of great artistic achievement, marked by a renewed interest in classical art and values. This period saw the rise of great masters such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, who helped to redefine the art of the era.

Paintings From The 16th Century (02:55)

The El Greco and Flemish rooms in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. contain paintings from the 16th century. The El Greco room contains paintings by the Greek-born artist El Greco, who was known for his Mannerist style.

Masters of The Dutch Golden Age (03:58)

The Dutch Golden Age was a time of great cultural, scientific, and political influence in the Netherlands. During this time, many great painters emerged, including Rembrandt and Vermeer. The Dutch painters are known for their naval scenes, which depict the country's naval power.

Velazquez, Murillo, and Canaletto (02:48)

Diego Velazquez was a Spanish painter who was recognized for his talent and cultured being. He was the official painter of the king's court and turned toward subjects and things that interested him personally. Bartolome Esteban Murillo was the leader of the Seville school and was renowned for his portraits of poor or modest children and women. In Venice, Canaletto was a master of vedutismo.

Paintings of the 18th and 19th Centuries (02:27)

The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. contains a collection of classic American paintings from the 18th and 19th century. These painters focused on narrating the acts of bravery of their kinsmen in conquering the West.

The Impressionists (04:09)

The Impressionists were a group of artists who rebelled against the traditional art world by painting outdoors and using bright, natural colors.

Renaissance Masters' Influence (03:57)

The artists associated with the impressionist movement were influenced by the Renaissance masters and sought to create paintings that captured the vibrancy of life.

Post-Impressionist Art (04:30)

Post-impressionist paintings were created during a time when artists were experimenting with new styles and techniques. Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin were two of the most important pioneers of modern art.

Henri de Toulouse Lautrec (02:17)

Henri de Toulouse Lautrec was a French painter and printmaker who was famous for his paintings and posters of Parisian nightlife.

Cubist Movement (02:15)

This painting contains various works from the Renaissance period as well as pieces from the Cubist movement, which was popular during the early 20th century.

Abstract Artists (04:03)

The history of modern art is full of pioneers who pushed the boundaries of what was possible in terms of painting and sculpture. These artists were not afraid to experiment with new styles and techniques, and their work has had a profound impact on the way that art is created and viewed today.

The Figurative Style (04:15)

A hall of the Phillips Collection is dedicated to the figurative style with the American artist Edward Hopper.

Credits (00:60)


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The National Gallery of Art is one of the most important museums in the United States. Italian Renaissance painting is particularly well represented here with works by Fra Angelico, Lippi, Perugino, Tintoretto, Raphael, Botticelli, da Vinci, and Titian. There are many other European artists of the classical period such as Rembrandt, Dürer, Vermeer, Watteau, Van Dyck, Rubens, Goya, Ingres, Delacroix, El Greco, and Velázquez represented in the collection. The modern paintings on display include an impressive list of artists, such as Van Gogh, Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, Cézanne, Degas, Monet, Manet, Renoir, Pissarro, Pollock, and Warhol are also in the spotlight. We also visit the Phillips Collection, which exhibits European artists such as Cézanne, Gauguin, Monet, Bonnard, Braque, Modigliani, Soutine, Rothko, Chagall, Miro, Hopper, Klee, Kandinsky, and Mondrian.

Length: 55 minutes

Item#: FMK215384

ISBN: 978-1-63722-173-0

Copyright date: ©2018

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