Monday, August 8, 2011

Great Artists Two: A Good One #102

Art historian and snazzy dresser Tim Marlow takes you on an enlightening, if somewhat dry, tour of some famous artwork in this brief documentary series. Features closeup high-def images of the art. Sadly, just when you start to get comfortable the show is over. I watched Piero della Francesca, Holbein, Caravaggio, Goya, David, Delacroix, and Schiele before I got distracted and moved on to something else. Holbein was particularly interesting because of the work known as The Ambassadors. This is it:

See that weird blob at the bottom of the piece? If you turn your screen to the extreme side you'll see a memento mori rendered in anamorphis perspective. Cool, right? You learn something new about skulls every day.

Anyway, I watched this show on Netflix because I couldn't find anything else to watch. Here's a brief clip.

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