[S.l.] : BBC Video : 2 Entertain : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 
3 videodiscs (ca. 400 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital stereo.
In English, with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Title from container.
Featuring Andy Serkis as Van Gogh; Paul Popplewell as Caravaggio; Alan Corduner as Rothko.
Directors, Clare Beavan ... [et al.] ; written and presented by Simon Schama ; series producer, Clare Beavan.
Originally broadcast on television in 2006.
Contains 8 episodes from the television series.
"Due to contractual restrictions, certain edits have been made to the originally transmitted programs."
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Focusing on eight iconic works of art, this series reveals the history of visual imagination through the ages. A combination of reconstruction, photography and storytelling transport the viewer back to the intense moments when great works were conceived and born: the murderous, messianic world of Baroque Rome; opulent, parvenu Amsterdam; paranoid, revolutionary Paris; Victorian England suffocating beneath riches and righteousness; the madhouses and brothels of Provence; the carnage of civil war Spain; 1950s New York, caught between Cold War jitters and Manhattan glitter. In each place, a great artist is backed into a corner, facing a crisis, given a chance to confound his rivals, enemies and critics one more time.
Disc 1: Caravaggio ; Bernini ; Rembrandt -- Disc 2: David ; Turner ; Van Gogh -- Disc 3: Picasso ; Rothko.
Special features: audio commentaries with Simon Schama, Clare Beavan, David Belton & Andy Serkis; interview with Simon Schama.
MW, 8-07; 5-10(rpl)
Power of art
Simon Schama's Power of art (Television program)
E2996 BBC Video