Hidden Lives of Works of ArtStreaming Video - 2014
Look beneath the surface of any centuries-old painting and you'll find no shortage of stories. More than likely the picture, like an ancient building, has a colorful history of damage and restoration. But some masterpieces tell a separate tale that can't be seen with the eye or a microscope. Poussin Study Day at the Museé des Beaux-Arts in Lyon focused on a single work, The Flight into Egypt , which was acquired in association with the Louvre and other sponsors for 17 million euros. This film delves into that intriguing, lesser-known narrative, reflecting a broad area of art history which museums and experts often prefer to keep quiet - the morass of ownership, authentication, and price issues capable of propelling even the most beloved work into hazardous legal and financial territory. Are these the kinds of forces that should determine a painting's fate? Such questions make this episode unique in the Hidden Lives series. Viewers encounter an entirely different aspect of a painting'
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2012.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col.
Alternative Title: Hidden Lives of Works of Art