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Vistas of Longing - Painters and Their Landscapes

5 x 45' (ENG, GER, FRE)

These proverbial landscapes of renowned artists are actually inspired replicas of nature’s creations. Watch as we link famous paintings with the primal forces of nature.

Was it the gleaming white light of southern France that cultivated impressionism? Did the chalk cliffs of Rügen cast a spell on Caspar David Friedrich? William Turner – did he actually let himself be tied to a ship’s mast to transfer the destructive scene of the rough Wallisian Sea onto canvas? Via animation we create visually spectacular transitions between paintings and real landscapes giving the impression of moving between the worlds of Cézanne, Picasso, and co.

The tableaus are the landscapes of their souls. Through new documentary footage, we link the paintings with various aspects of the region highlighting the mystical allure of the primal forces of nature. The protagonists – the present day inhabitants of these landscapes – provide an excellent connection between the past and the present by helping us to trace the artistic magic of these painters.

Five Painters - Five Landscapes:
1. Caspar David Friedrich and Rügen
2. Paul Cézanne and the Provence
3. William Turner and Wales
4. Pablo Picasso and Barcelona
5. Tizian Vecellio and Venetia

Original Title: Sehnsuchtsmotive - Maler und ihre Landschaften
Year: Release: 2018
Length: 5 x 45' (ENG, GER, FRE)
Resolution: HD
Produced by: Gebrüder Beetz, ZDF, arte

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