Simon Schama's Power of Art

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Power of Art is a BBC documentary series written and presented by Simon Schama. The series was broadcast in October and November 2006 on BBC2. It aired in Poland on TVP2 in February and March 2008, on PBS in the US and re -broadcast in September 2008... read more

Power of Art is a BBC documentary series written and presented by Simon Schama. The series was broadcast in October and November 2006 on BBC2. It aired in Poland on TVP2 in February and March 2008, on PBS in the US and re -broadcast in September 2008 on TVOntario in Canada, ABC1 in Australia, Australia Network in the Asia-Pacific region, TV ONE in New Zealand and on ET1 in Greece. It was also translated to Persian and aired on BBC Persian in Iran, as well in Italy for Sky Italia on the channel Sky Arte. Each of the eight one-hour episodes examines the biography of an artist and one of his key works through Schama's considerations and occasional reenactments:Caravaggio – David with the Head of Goliath Bernini – Ecstasy of Saint Teresa (1657) Rembrandt – The Conspiracy of Claudius Civilis (1662) David – The Death of Marat (1793) Turner – The Slave Ship (1840) Van Gogh – Wheatfield with Crows (1890) Picasso – Guernica (1937) Rothko – Black on Maroon (1958)

Original Release

10/20/2006 on BBC

Links

Cast

Simon Schama Self - Presenter
Jalaal Hartley Onorio Longhi
Dominic Colchester Rannucio Tommasoni
Iain Pearson Cardsharp
Nigel Nevinson Mayor Bailly
Sandra Evans Mary Turner
Massimiliano Davoli Italian Waiter
Mark Hyde Older Turner
Federica Santoro Saint Theresa
Anna Coll Miller Dora Maar
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Caravaggio Saturday, 21 October 2006
2 Bernini Friday, 27 October 2006
3 Rembrandt Friday, 03 November 2006
4 David Friday, 10 November 2006
5 Turner Friday, 17 November 2006
6 Van Gogh Friday, 24 November 2006
7 Picasso Friday, 01 December 2006
8 Rothko Friday, 08 December 2006
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