Simon Schama's Power of Art (2006) TV Series Free Watch

In each episode historian Simon Schama treats, in his own erudite, unconventional and somewhat socially engaged style, a work of art from a great master. He concentrates not just on the art... See full summary »

Year: 2006

Duration: 60 min

Country: UK

Genres: Documentary, Drama, History

Stars: Allan Corduner, Simon Schama, Grégoire Bonnet

IMDb: TT0887235

Rating: 8.6/10

Season 1
Season 1
Caravaggio E1. Caravaggio
The violent life and tumultuous times of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), revolutionary artist of the Counter Reformation and Baroque era, whose paintings forever cha...
1 link 28 Jan 2011
Bernini E2. Bernini
Italian sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) becomes the hottest artist in Rome.
1 link 30 Jan 2011
Rembrandt E3. Rembrandt
The rise and fall of Holland's great painter Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 - 1669) is detailed.
1 link 24 Oct 2014
David E4. David
This time Simon rather uses the works of the iron-monger's son, orphaned at 7 by a duel and trained by a famous relative, Boulanger, in the art of 'bonbonniere' paintings to the ta...
1 link 30 Jan 2011
Turner E5. Turner
Simon argues The Slave ship, one of 7 of his works causing a scandal at the 1840 Royal Academy exhibition, is typical of Turner's feeling from experience, as low-born Covent garden...
1 link 07 Feb 2011
Van Gogh E6. Van Gogh
Simon sketches how Vincent Van Gogh was foremost a world-improver, who cared for the common man, working as a 'lay priest' among but got fired by the Dutch Protestant establishment...
1 link 12 Feb 2011
Picasso E7. Picasso
Simon sketches how Pablo Picasso, the Andalusian (south Spanish) hedonistic king of Paris' bohemian painting scene, who for decades deliberately created pioneering modern works, fa...
1 link 15 Feb 2011
Rothko E8. Rothko
Mark Rothko, the Anglicized name of a Russian Jewish family which immigrated while he was a child to escape the abusive Cossacks, shortly before father's dead, initially followed t...
1 link 19 Feb 2011
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