1000 Masterworks: Das Portrait In The Renaissance, The
1000 Masterpieces From The Great Museums Of The World is one of the most successful TV series about art. The original, with improved image quality, takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of art. Comprehensively illustrated and compellingly presented - the well-known authors of five short art surveys provide a deeper insight into the masterpieces of painting. During the Renaissance era, portrait painting became one of the most prestigious and most popular genres of art. The replacement of the worldview focused on God and the humanistic thinking had radically changed the image of man. Masterly portraits by artists such as Raphael, da Vinci and Durer represented the newly gained confidence of the Renaissance people.