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Renaissance painting

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC was founded as a gift to the people of the United States by Andrew W. Mellon, a financier and art collector who served as secretary of the treasury under four presidents from 1921 to 1932.  With a collection of more than 150,000 paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photographs, prints, and drawings, the gallery serves as a center of visual art, education, and culture.

The gallery provides high-quality TV programming exploring artists and their works from the Renaissance period to modern times.

High school and above. Each show is approximately 30 minutes long.

Program descriptions:

Arcimboldo: Nature and Fantasy

Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes

El Greco: An Artist’s Odyssey

Gauguin: Maker of Myth

George Bellows

Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape

Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery

Stuart Davis: In Full Swing

Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice

Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence

John Wilmerding Symposium on American Art 2020 - A Tribute to David C. Driskell (1 hr. total)

Part 1: Joy Cometh in the Morning
Part 2: Studio Visit with Curlee Raven Holton
Part 3: Torchbearer of a Legacy
Part 4: The Cultural Cartographer: The Invaluable Art Roadmaps of David C. Driskell

Artists at Work (20 minutes total)

Teresita Fernández's Stacked Landscapes
María Magdalena Campos-Pons’s "When We Gather"
Mario García Torres’s "Today (News from Kabul)"