Simon Schama- The Power of Art
Here’s a video about Bernini we watched in class today! (these are hour long documentaries fyi) It talks about Bernini and builds up the context of the Ecstasy of St. Teresa (and somehow got through the whole video without saying ‘sex’ or ‘orgasm’ once!)
And here’s the picture that was focused on for the second one! We learned a great deal about the buildup of the French Revolution, and the interactions of politics and art and propaganda!
This was evidently (and rightly so) one of the most controversial pieces of political propaganda of it’s day.
and ooOOOOOH THIS SERIES INCLUDES J.M.W TURNER AHHHHHH
THIS IS AN EXCELLENT SERIES AND I AM EXCITED ABOUT WHAT I AM ABOUT TO GET TO LEARN ABOUT HIM AND HIS ART :D :D :D
There are also videos about Van Gogh and Caravaggio and a bunch of other famous artists, and if you’re remotely interested I highly recommend checking them out :)