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|Landmarks of Western Art|
This unique collector's box set is a comprehensive record of the greatest achievements in the history of western art from the medieval era to the post-impressionist world. From Botticelli to Van Gogh, these authoritative a... more »
Magnificent subject mediocre presentation
roderick | Western NY | 02/04/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is where the sharpness of DVD should shine through. In this presentation we have a miserable failure. The pictures have NO definition. They look like there were cut out of a third rate newspaper. What could have been a glorious addition to the DVD art catalog ends up being trash not worth the $54.00 deeply discounted price. Look elsewhere if your looking for the Landmarks of Western Art."
Excellent historical and aesthetic perspective
Volunteer of America | Austin, Texas | 02/22/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a very clear, well presented series with carefully paced and measured commentary. Good experts, they keep it simple. I received a good understanding of - very importantly - the attitudes and surroundings of the artists and how that affected their creativity. Good general exposition of how western art developed and diversified, as well as the techniques used through the centuries. Strong present-day location film, pleasant tempo and music. Representation of the painting and sculpture perfectly adequate, colors and line nicely presented."
MJ | USA | 02/22/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"this is an amazing box set very worth the price. if you are an art lover or even someone who just appreciates it, get it. it's very indepth and gives you great insight into the world of western art. i mean, 6 DVDs for such a low price is just unheard of these days. don't walk, run out and get it, or order it right here. :)"
A good over-view of history of Western Art
Leonap | Sun City Center, Florida USA | 10/24/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This set of 6 DVDs offers a very good look at the periods of Art: Late Medieval World, Baroque, Renaissance, Rococo to Revolution, Romanticism, and Impressionism/Post-Impressionism. Art historians analyze painters and their work and tell how the culture of the times affected each. For those wanting more detailed information about different schools and artists, there are other sets from Kultur which complement this overview very well. If you enjoy art in a non-academic way, then I think you will enjoy this set very much."