This French art DVD traces the development of French landscape painting in the nineteenth century, from small oil sketches to naturalistic landscapes and the experiments of the early Impressionists.
Drawing on the National Gallery's superb collection, Corot to Monet: A Fresh Look at Landscape explains how landscape in paintings evolved through the centuries, from the stylised and symbolic gardens of medieval art to the increasing naturalism of the Renaissance, and from the topographic views of the eighteenth century to the Romantic vistas of the nineteenth, when landscape painting finally achieved the status of a subject in its own right.
This art dvd reveals how our thinking about landscape today has been profoundly shaped by the art and ideas of the nineteenth century - for the history of landscape in art is also the history of our complex, evolving relationship with the natural world.
Featuring works by Corot, Constable, Turner and Monet, as well as Leonardo, Durer, Giorgione and Claude, this art DVD about landscape painting includes footage of the Normandy coast that inspired the seascapes of Richard Bonington, Boudin and Monet.
Running time approximately 30 minutes • Region free • Widescreen • English subtitles