Academic Video Online is a comprehensive video subscription delivering over 70,000 titles. It is curated for the educational experience and includes a variety of video material available with curricular relevance: documentaries, interviews, feature films, performances, news programs and newsreels, and demonstrations.
A visual encyclopaedia of human behaviour and culture which includes material from every continent. Thematic areas include language and culture, body language, cooking, family structures, music and the arts, gender, and more. It contains classic and contemporary documentaries, previously unpublished footage, and selected feature films.
"Andrew Graham-Dixon tells the story of Russian art. He explores how Russia changed from a feudal nation of aristocratic excess to a hotbed of revolution at the beginning of the 20th century and how art moved from being a servant of the state to an agent of its destruction. From monuments that celebrate the absolutism of the tsars to the epic Russian landscape as inspiration; from the design and construction of gold and glittering palaces to the minutiae of diamond-encrusted Faberge eggs; and eventually to the stark and radical paintings of the avant-garde, the journey through Russian art history is one of extraordinary beauty and surprise." BBC Active
From the television series '1000 masterpieces from the great museums of the world' , a visual narrative through the history of art. Included are works by Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Duerer, Lorenzo Lotto, and Luca Signorelli. Please check the library catalogue for more films in this series.
This feature-length documentary examines Islam's rich and significant contribution to western art and culture. Presenter and art critic, Waldemar Januszczak, sets out on an epic journey of discovery across the Muslim world from Central Asia to the heart of the Middle East and beyond. He reveals a world of awe-inspiring architecture, spectacular Islamic treasures and a host of artists and craftsmen, bringing the largely unknown and fascinating story of Islamic art and architecture to the attention of the public. Illuminating magnificent works of art including Iran's relatively unknown treasures of Isfahan, India's Taj Mahal and Istanbul's rich artistic history to name but a few, Paradise Found is a feast for the senses.
Filmed in Italy and London, and produced alongside Tate's major 2003-4 exhibition on the subject, Turner and Venice explores all aspects of the rich relationship between the painter and the city. Among the interviewees are the exhibition's curator Ian Warrell, historian David Laven, poet Andrew Motion, and artist Cornelia Parker.
This film explores the richness of Netherlandish painting of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, its international impact - particularly on the art of Renaissance Italy - and discovers how a small corner of northern Europe gave rise to one of the most fertile periods of cultural production in the history of western art. Published to accompany the exhibition "Jan Gossaert's Renaissance", held at the National Gallery, London, 23 Feb.-30 May 2011, this film contains insight into the artists' working methods revealed by the Gallery's Conservation and Scientific Departments and a demonstration of the preparation and use of oil paint close examination of the works in the context of other Netherlandish art forms including book illumination and tapestry.