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Emmy® Nominated PBS Series
Season Two: Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop
All 8 half-hour Episodes of Season Two are available on 2 DVDs (4 hours of Programming)
Season Two of Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop is the second season of the innovative, lively and entertaining Emmy® and CINE Golden Eagle Award winning PTV series that takes you to the actual locations in Italy and the United States that inspired the great artists J.M.W. Turner, John Singer Sargent, Francesco Guardi, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and the Hudson River artists to create some of their most iconic works. The eight half-hour programs of Season Two explore the lives, techniques and inspiration of these master artists through a combination of discussion and demonstration in the beautiful locations that inspired them. Inspired by David Dunlop’s infectious enthusiasm and encyclopedic knowledge, Landscapes Through Time combines art, history, travel, philosophy, science and technique to explore the lives and art of a wide range of different artists, creating a new way for artists as well as a general television audience to experience and visually participate in the power and magic of the act of artistic creation.
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30 Second Video of Season Two: Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop
Program 201 – J.M.W. Turner’s Visions of Venice
J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) traveled to Venice three times and his experimentation in Venice served as a sensual catalyst for his future work. David discusses Turner’s watercolor techniques in front of the iconic baroque cathedral Santa Maria della Salute, overlooking the Grand Canal. He then paints an oil sketch overlooking the Dogana and San Giorgio Maggiore, the same scenes immortalized in many of Turner’s transcendent paintings from Venice.
Program 202 – Francesco Guardi’s Venice
David travels to many magical locations in Venice that were painted by the great 18th century Venetian landscape painter, Francesco Guardi (1712-1783). David creates a pen and ink drawing and wash of the beautiful baroque church, Santa Maria della Salute, discussing Francesco Guardi’s use and understanding of perspective. He then travels to Guardi’s home district of the Cannaregio and paints an oil demonstration of the same canal scene painted by Guardi and the famous painter, Canaletto, exploring Guardi’s spirited brushstrokes and expressive skies.
Program 203 – John Singer Sargent’s Venice
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) travels to Venice many times over a 40-year period and paints dazzling plein air watercolor landscapes, turning away from portraiture. David paints a watercolor demonstration at the famous Piazza dei Giovanni e Paolo, the same scene painted by Sargent and centuries of painters, exploring his color theory and painting technique.
Program 204 – James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s Venetian Etchings
David travels to two iconic Venetian locations that inspired provocative artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) during his transformative trip in 1879-1880. Whistler’s pastels, along with his etchings, brought him increased fame when he returned to London. David demonstrates a pastel drawing using Whistler’s techniques and color palette while standing on the Giudecca overlooking the broad panorama of Venice.
Program 205 – James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s Venice
David follows in the footsteps of the American artists who formed an art colony in Giverny in the 1880-1920s, drawn by the creative magnetic influence of Claude Monet. In the last quarter of the 19th century, artists from Paris escaped the uncomfortable heat of the Parisian summers by train to the surrounding villages along the Seine to form art colonies. The American artists formed a well-integrated colony in Giverny and explored an American style of Impressionism that was then exported to the United States at the turn of the century. David will explore the similarities and differences between French Impressionism and American Impressionism as he paints on the hillside above Giverny, popular with Theodore Robinson and Willard Metcalf.
Program 206 – Winslow Homer’s Seas at Prouts Neck, Maine
David travels on the rocky shores of Prouts Neck, Maine, where the famously enigmatic Winslow Homer (1836-1910) lived for the last 27 years of his life and painted some of his most recognizable, theatrical, and iconic seascapes. Battling the wind, David paints an evocative watercolor at the location of the famed Cannon Rock, and an oil sketch of the rocks and turbulent sea in front of Homer’s studio.
Program 207 – The Tidepools at Winslow Homer’s Prouts Neck, Maine
David visits another location on the rocky shores of Prouts Neck, Maine, where the famously enigmatic Winslow Homer (1836-1910) lived for the final 27 years of his life and painted some of his most recognizable, theatrical, and iconic seascapes. David explores the calm tide pools swirling around the rocky shores and discusses Homer’s techniques and palette as he paints an oil painting of the shores of Maine from the rocks.
Program 208 – The Woodland Streams of the Hudson River Painters
David travels to a secluded woodland stream in New England, following in the footsteps of Hudson River painters such as Thomas Cole (1801-1848) and Asher Durand (1796-1886). David paints an oil study of the intimate stream in a setting of dense and dappled foliage, demonstrating techniques of painting water and woods used by the Hudson River painters to convey emotion as well as inspiration.