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Passion and Ecstasy : Sister Wendy's Story of Painting
Infobase, film distributor.
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : BBC, [1996]

New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2015.

Physical Description:
1 online resource (1 video file (29 min., 47 sec)) : sound, color.
General Note:
Originally released by BBC, 1996.

Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on April 25, 2015.
Art of the Baroque: Caravaggio (3:54); Caravaggio's Psychological Realism (2:51); Baroque Art: Carracci (1:24); Guido Reni: "Cleopatra" (3:27); Quercino: "The Woman taken in Adultery" (2:44); Artemisia Gentileschi: "Judith and her Maidservant" (3:00); El Greco: "The Burial of Count Orgaz" and "View of Toledo" (3:42); Peter Paul Rubens: King of the Baroque (3:05); Ruben's Young Wife Helena (3:49); Credits: Passion and Ecstasy: Sister Wendy's Story of Painting (0:43);
Sister Wendy Beckett looks at how the Catholic Church used Biblical art to counter the Protestant Reformation. Baroque Art originated in Rome and extended throughout Europe as Catholic monarchs had an important stake in the success of the Catholic Church. Sister Wendy explores Caravaggio's tenebrism, emotion and realism and contrasts that with Annibale Carracci's mythological frescos in the Farnese Gallery. She notes two pupils of the Carracci family, Guido Reni and Quercino, successful in their times, but almost forgotten. We hear the tragic story of Artemisia Gentilesci, the first great female painter and that of the outsider, El Greco. Finally, Sister Wendy explores the art of Peter Paul Rubens who she calls the King of the Baroque. A BBC Production.
Reading Level:
9 - 12, Academic/AP
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