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This is a BBC series that devotes each hour episode to a single work of art - but in a fun, engaging, and interesting way.
It is like a travel experience because you are seeing where the work of art was created, so you are experiencing different cities, towns, etc.
What each episode does is focus on one important work of art, like Michaelangelo's "David," and discusses the artist and the art.
Such an amazing series! As the life of each painting unfolds the series demonstrates that paintings have palpable lives and histories! Absolutely mesmerizing! Read morePublished 23 days ago by M. B.
This brilliantly recorded and narrated series shows the events at the time when these 22 masterpieces were produced (including what is known about the motivation for the work),... Read morePublished 6 months ago by I Teach Typing
This is such an interesting series! You not only learn about the artist and the work of art created but also where he was when he created his work! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Carla D. Garber
Although I may never get to physically see Vermeer's exquisite, "The Art of Painting," viewing the painting on the DVD, The Private Life of a Masterpiece, with the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by irene miano
If you've seen the BBC series this DVD box set offers nothing new. It's just all the episodes in one set--no extras at all. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Brian Maitland
By mistake I odered from Amazon Us instead of Uk. Because of the different region-code in Europe (I live in Belgium) the dvd's wont play and therefor my brandnew box is useless. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Dominique
In typical BBC fashion, this series is very well done. The videography and narrarative are just what you would expect from BBC. Tasteful and informative. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Miles A. Merrell
While this HAD the potential of being a "masterpiece" on its own, be forewarned. The beginnings of many of the documentaries are marred by the intrusion of annoying "pop" or... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Donald Waits