Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Sculptures of the Louvre|
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
From its beginnings as a royal fortress to the magnificent structure we see today, the Louvre Museum embodies the concept of that of a universal institution. Dedicated to conservation, restoration and the development of ar... more »
Regarding Priceless Pieces
Jeffery Mingo | Homewood, IL USA | 10/28/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Some say that Americans and French have had tensions since the start of the Iraq War. (Think "freedom fries," people!) Some American viewers may worry that this work revolves around the French patting themselves on the back for what they possess in their most famous museum. It does not. It speaks of a piece, how it was found, and the history/anthropology/cultural significance of it.
This work has 7 segments. So I think one school could use it for multiple purposes. The art teacher can show the Michelangelo segment when teaching about Renaissance art. At Christian schools, they can show the Mary Magdelene segment to students. The Ramses segment will be good when Ancient Egypt comes up in whichever class.
This work showed no academic interviewees. Instead, just the narrator speaks while still and moving images are shown. I stand by what I said in the first paragraph, but I also must admit that this made me want to visit the Louvre."
Superbly-produced short documentaries
hudson | New York, NY | 05/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This program of superbly-produced half-hour documentaries covers seven of the most important sculptures in the world, all from the Louvre Museum in Paris. No talking heads, but instead excellent coverage of each sculpture's history, creation, style and importance. Recommended for casual art fans as well as classrooms."