From her carefree childhood days in the Spencer home at Althorp to her tragic return, the people’s love for this remarkable and unique woman is unparalleled. Ever since her fairytale marriage in 1981, Diana captivated the world with her beauty and her openness. Her common touch endeared her to everyone she met, from world statesmen to the seriously ill, from sufferers of AIDS to the homeless and lonely. This program maps the key events in her life, concluding with the funeral and the incredible pictures that captured a nation’s grief.Learn MoreUS$9.99
This riveting documentary drama, restored in HD and available for the first time on DVD, explores the life of Canada’s most prominent 19th century painter: German immigrant Cornelius Krieghoff. Renowned for his storybook imagery of daily life among the Natives and Habitant pioneers who lived in rural French Canada, Krieghoff’s paintings are full of joy, humour, mystery, lavish colour, and beauty. His works primarily document the amusement and harshness of French Canadian winters depicted in the Dutch-miniature style of painting which Krieghoff brought with him from Europe.Learn MoreUS$19.99
The music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has amazed and entertained people for over 250 years, but who was the man behind the music? What inspired him to compose the musical masterpieces that imortalized him as one of the greatest composers the world has ever known?Learn MoreUS$9.99
For hundreds of years, the public has only seen the surface of famous masterpieces by artists such as Van Gogh and Rembrandt as well as medieval religious treasures such as The Norfolk Triptych. Now, through a melding of innovative scientific techniques and art connoisseurship, completely different paintings and important clues about the artists themselves are being uncovered one layer at a time by members of the Holland Rembrandt Research Project and scientists from the University of Delft.
Non-invasive technology such as x-ray fluorescence and 3D imaging can reveal these worlds within a world of art. Researchers can calculate how and when an artist first began working on their composition by tracing fingerprints, brushstrokes, and analyzing different layers of paint pigments. These elements, once fully uncovered, sometimes reveal completely different works of art underneath the surface that were abandoned by these great artists and painted over.Learn More
Out of the Shadows explores just how closely science allows art historians to enter an artist’s psyche. The question of why an artist would choose to paint over their own masterpiece is explored in this fascinating documentary that ultimately rewrites the foundations of art history.US$19.99
- For 18 months Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director Scott Hicks followed the legendary Philip Glass across three continents creating a remarkable portrait of this brilliant composer. Allowed unprecedented access to Glass' working process and collaborators (including Martin Scorsese and Errol Morris), Hicks presents a unique glimpse into the life of one of the greatest artists of this or any era. Learn MoreUS$14.99