New DVDs, Summer term ’13 – part 2

Powel Crosley, Jr., 1992 (mixed media)

Powel Crosley, Jr., 1992 (mixed media)

Image courtesy of Bridgeman Education

Technology is rapidly changing and in order to keep our collection up to date, we continue transforming VHS formatted tapes of television documentaries into DVDs . Here is a selection of the new titles:

A word in your eye

A six part series portraying Wales using the visions of its writers and painters

The South Bank show: Manga

Melvyn Bragg travels to Japan to investigate the country’s obsession with Manga, the world’s richest graphic arts culture.

A – Z of Wales

5 short films featuring Welsh culture, customs and idiosyncrasies

Tim Marlow on: Velazquez

Focusing on the 2006 exhibition running at the National Gallery, Tim Marlow examines the career of Spanish artist Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez (1599-1660).

The South Bank Show: the boy

Guest presenter Germaine Greer challenges the conventional notion that the female body represents the primary object of visual pleasure in art, arguing that a far more important figure in art history is that of the young male.

Tim Marlow on: Turner, Whistler, Monet

J.M.W. Turner, James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Claude Monet each changed the course of landscape painting and the exhibition held at Tate Britain in 2005 featured 100 paintings, watercolours, prints and pastels and traced for the first time the artistic dialogue between them. In this programme Tim Marlow takes viewers on a journey through the exhibition and discusses the contribution each artist made

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