The dead and the dying [videorecording] / written and directed by Alain Bergala ; co-produced by le Musée du Louvre, le Musée d'Orsay, Le Centre Pompidou, la Réunion des musées nationaux, la Cinquiéme, les Films du tambour de soie.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2002.
1 videodisc (26 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Every picture tells a story: artistic themes through the ages
Examines the portrayal of death in art, from ancient times to the post-World War II era. Sarcophagi, paintings, sculptures, funerary statuary, news photos, cinema, mixed media, and a living pietá reveal the intricacies and nuances of rendering incidents of natural, accidental, and violent death, including Jesus's crucifixion. The impacts of Christianity on modern figurative painting and of historical watersheds such as the First World War and the Holocaust on old notions of death are explored as well.
Narrated by Allan Wenger.
Series developed by Alain Bergala ; series producer, Dominique Gibrail.
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