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How to look at and understand great art. Episode 5, Space, shape, shade, and shadow

Hirsh, Sharon L., (presenter.). The Great Courses (Firm), (Distributor). Kanopy (Firm), (Distributor).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (31 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : The Great Courses, 2011.

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Originally produced by The Great Courses in 2011.
Summary, etc.:
Examine geometric and "organic" shapes in painting and sculpture and the crucial relationship of figure to ground and mass to space. Then, explore the illusionistic use of shading, shadows, and overlapping shapes in Caravaggio's and Friedrich's works, and the compositional power of shapes in paintings such as Matisse's "Dance" and Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam".
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Art > History.
Art appreciation.
Art.
Genre: Documentary films.

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