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Getting To Know Michelangelo

25 minutes 12 seconds

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The Italian Renaissance is one of the most important periods in all art history, and Michelangelo is one of its most important artists. Combining historic fact and cartoon humor, this video introduces Michelangelo’s life and times, from his Florentine childhood to his career as a sculptor, painter, and architect in Rome. Part of Getting To Know Artists Series.

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Runtime: 25 minutes 12 seconds

Cartoon. A moustached painter wearing a pink beret and blue tunic. He's holding a paintbrush, and palette. Behind him, a window looks out on a windmill and cottages on the water. Caption. I'm Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn.
Getting To Know Artists
Episode 1
23 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 7
Cartoon. A thin man with a long beard and nose wearing a light green floppy hat and tunic. He's standing on a hilly landscape in the countryside. Caption. Hi, there! I'm Leonardo da Vinci.
Getting To Know Artists
Episode 2
22 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 7
Illustration of a person flying through the night sky against a backdrop of buildings and stars while holding a lit candle. Caption: Hi, I'm Faith Ringgold.
Getting To Know Artists
Episode 3
21 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 7
Cartoon. A dark haired man wearing a jacket, vest, trousers, and wide-brimmed hat. He stands in front of an easel with mountains painted in an impressionist style in the background. Caption. Hello, I'm Claude Monet.
Getting To Know Artists
Episode 4
21 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 7
Cartoon. A woman wearing a pink hat and holding a paintbrush and palette stands in a room with several paintings on easels. Caption. Soon I was painting in a whole new style.
Getting To Know Artists
Episode 5
21 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 7
Cartoon. A man wearing a jacket with popped collar and purple pants seated on a red couch in a kitschy art studio space. There are several paintings, a lava lamp, and lights winding up a column. Caption. I'm Andy, Andy Warhol.
Getting To Know Artists
Episode 6
23 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 7
Cartoon. A man wearing a purple jacket and pink cravat stands on stage with a ballerina posing in the background. Next to him, an easel with a painting of a ballerina. Caption. I'm Edgar Degas, 1 of the world's greatest artists.
Getting To Know Artists
Episode 7
22 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 7
Cartoon. Man wearing a multi-colored tunic, red tights, and brown boots stands on scaffolding holding a hammer and chisel. Behind him, an image of the top portion of the famous David statue. Caption. Hello, I am Michelangelo Buonarroti.
Getting To Know Artists
Episode 8
25 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 7
Cartoon. Man with short spiky hair blown back, wispy mustache and beard, and a white wool vest looks out with a neutral expression. Behind him, a wavy pattern of blue brushstrokes in an impressionist style. Hello, I'm Vincent van Gogh.
Getting To Know Artists
Episode 9
21 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 7

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    Cathy G. (Layton, UT)
    February 25th, 2021 at 12:12 AM

    This was a very engaging video for my 6th graders. The art was shown in an age appropriate manner.