The Impressionists with Tim Marlow

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The Impressionists and their circle have become the international superstars of Western painting. But whilst their popularity is greater than ever, it is easy to forget the revolutionary nature of the Impressionists’ art. In this series, Tim Marlow takes us on a journey through the great art movement of the late nineteenth-century and explores some of the most beautiful paintings ever created.
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  1. 1. Manet
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    December 31, 2014
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    Manet is often cited as the father of Impressionism, and yet he stubbornly refused to show with them and was careful to maintain an aesthetic distance from Monet, Renoir and others. He looked down on them, preferring his own departure from the traditional art forms. British host Waldemar Januszczak tells the story of a complex and difficult man who started a revolution that continues to today.
  2. 2. Monet
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    December 31, 2014
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    Explore the life and works of the great painter Claude Monet, who is often described as the founding figure of the Impressionist movement. Tim Marlow discusses how the Impressionist movement was formed and how its members shocked the establishment.
  3. 3. Renoir
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    December 31, 2014
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    Renoir was a key member of the Impressionists who loved to paint out of doors, famous in particular for his depiction of the joyful side of Parisian life. Later in his life, Renoir broke away from the Impressionist movement and adopted a classical style.
  4. 4. Degas
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    December 31, 2014
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    By looking at his artistic development Tim Marlow shows that although Degas was a central figure amongst the Impressionists, he differed stylistically from the other members of the group, refusing for instance to paint outdoors.
  5. 5. Toulouse-Lautrec
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    December 31, 2014
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    This program explores the life and works of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who is most famous for his depiction of the darker side of Parisian life at the turn of the century from concert halls and cabarets to brothels.
  6. 6. Cezanne
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    December 31, 2014
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    Paul Cézanne has been called the artist’s artist as his work was bought by most of the great artists of his time, as well as Picasso who described Cézanne as ‘his only master’.
  7. 7. Gauguin
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    December 31, 2014
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    Tim Marlow looks at the painter Paul Gauguin, whose life was as colorful and varied as his painting. Through some of his most famous paintings we explore Gauguin’s extraordinary life as well as his attempt to escape civilization.
  8. 8. Van Gogh
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    December 31, 2014
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    In many ways Vincent Van Gogh has become the most celebrated, and certainly most mythologized artist in history, as the misunderstood genius who died unknown and unloved and sold only one painting in his lifetime.

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JessReviewed in the United States on August 9, 2007
5.0 out of 5 stars
For all art lovers and novices alike...
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The Impressionists with Tim Marlow is an approachable series on 8 different artists capturing the lives and works of some of the most creative artists of the late nineteenth century. The outstanding color and beauty of the paintings is delicately described by Marlow and represented in a rich variety of close ups of detail and wide shots of each painting's entirety.
A must see for a new comer to this fantastic art movement and a true impressionists expert and lover alike.
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Eric GuntyReviewed in the United States on April 4, 2015
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Great dvd
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Great DVDs. Tim Marlow does a great job of walking you through the expressionist art period.
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Debra E. M.Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
OK as an introduction
Nothing new here, and the usual selection of artists when some less well known but equally deserving ones would expand viewers' range of knowledge. I enjoyed the way the selected paintings were first shown at a distance and then closer, as you would see them in a museum. I found some of Tim Marlow's observations questionable if not plain silly. Enjoyed his very impressionistic velvet suit. That dreadful "French" accordion music was a poor choice.
K. AndersonReviewed in the United States on February 18, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Vincent's supposed suicide
Recent scholarship is casting doubt on whether or not he shot himself. I wish the narrator would've acknowledged that there's some doubt. The "alternate theory" is that a couple of teen boys, known to be mischievous, often harassed and teased, Vincent on his forays around the area. One was known to dress as an American cowboy (since that was already being romanticized in pulp pop literature). The kid also had a small handgun and was seen to wave it around town. The story goes that that they were mocking the weird art dude from up north out in those fields and shot him, either accidentally or on purpose. When Vincent staggered into town and ended up eventually getting professional help, he refused to charge or even blame the boys, not wanting to get them in trouble. I encourage folks to look this up for themselves.
beaux58Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very Nice Overvue...
This series is a wonderful introduction to the world of French Impressionism. It's informative without being bogged down in details. For details, select your fave Impressionist and... go read a book! I wish Berthe Morisot was included in this retrospective. Some of her paintings absolutely define Impressionism.
All in all, I highly recommend this series.
JenniferReviewed in the United States on April 15, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Impressionists
Thoroughly enjoyed this series on the artists and paintings. It was wonderful that Tim Marlow even took us to the spots where they did their work. Colorful, informative and enjoyable.
Moonika RomagnoliReviewed in the United States on May 1, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Van Gogh without A Starry Night? Gauguin without 2 Tahitian Women?
I can't believe that some of the most important paintings from the the Impressionist era are ignored!
Daniel BlueReviewed in the United States on June 24, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent series
It's great to have so many wonderful artists all on one DVD, to be able to watch them one after another or one at a time as I choose. The DVD features Manet, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Cezanne, Gauguin through to Van Gogh.
Tim Marlow is on form as he delves into the artists wonderful works and teaches us so much about their home lives as well. This really sets this Impressionist series well above any others available out there.
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