making masterpieces-Neil MacGregor BBC book

Making Masterpieces-Neil MacGregor BBC


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This is a large format pamphlet
It accompanied a BBC documentary series of the same title – the 6 episode DVD is now in navailable for private use and is very expensive if you want to buy it for teaching purposes and pay the licence fee
It aim of the series is to look at some well known and not so well known masterpieces in the National Gallery London
It starts with what one can see with the painting on the wall. At times careful observers can spot some item(s) of interest in the painting
The author takes you behind the scenes to the Conservation Lab and the Scientific Lab
He shows how different techniques can often solve the puzzle one noted on looking at the picture on the wall
Some paintings that feature include Peter Paul Rubens beautiful Portrait Susanna Lunden his sister in law
Pierre – Auguste Renoir The Umbrellas
Poalo Veronese The Vision of St Helena