Thomas Eakins: Scenes From Modern Life

ISBN 13: 9780971841208

Thomas Eakins: Scenes From Modern Life

 
9780971841208: Thomas Eakins: Scenes From Modern Life
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Narrated by Stage and Screen star Blythe Danner, this DVD contains the full documentary feature and an additional hour of mutli-media content and mini documentaries, Eakins' Neighborhood; The Centennial Exhibition of 1876; The Unfinished Portrait; The Bregler Collection; and more.

Punctuated by contemporary footage of the scenery displayed in his body of work. This program provides tremendous insight into the work and character of this American original is derived by interviews with curators and conservators of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, as well as scholars from many universities who share their extensive study of Eakins with the audience.

WHYY Producer Glenn Holsten follows Eakins' travels with HDTV (High Definition TV) equipment to Paris, France; Seville, Spain; North Dakota; and throughout Philadelphia to explore and film the places where Eakins found inspiration. Fascinated by the rapidly changing world, especially in Philadelphia, Eakins recorded the morphing of the times in which he lived. HDTV equipment captures every nuanced brush stroke in Eakins' work that enhances this DVD version.

Bonus CD of the soundtrack included.

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