BBC - Apples, Pears and Paint: How to Make a Still Life Painting (2014)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3519 Kbps | 1h 29mn | 2.32 GB
Audio: English AC-3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Arts
A richly detailed journey through the epic history of still life painting, featuring a range of delights from the earliest existing Xenia mural paintings discovered at Pompeii to the cubist masterpieces of Picasso. Awash with rich imagery of fruit, flowers and humble domestic objects, this lively take on the story of still life encompasses the work of some of the genre's greatest artists from Caravaggio to Chardin and Cezanne. But it also captures the surprising contributions of the less well known, including asparagus enthusiast Adriaen Coorte and female flower painter in the court of Louis XVI, Anne Vallayer-Coster.