- SKU: 15180536
- Release Date: 09/26/2006
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- Interactive art gallery-Pause the program to zoom in on the painting
- Pop-up notes on the artists and their work
- Artists' biographies by Sister Wendy Beckett
- Personal interview with Sister Wendy
- 35 minutes of never-before-seen footage!
- Closed Captioned
Sister Wendy Beckett strives to broaden and instruct the popular appreciation of art by televising her ambitious travels. In the critically acclaimed BBC production Sister Wendy: Grand Tour, the erudite nun ventures out of her Carmelite monastery in Norfolk, England, to lead viewers on a whirlwind tour of Europe, visiting the more significant museums and pointing out some of the Western world's finest artistic treasures. From Madrid to St. Petersburg, Sister Wendy journeys at an economical pace. In Venice, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, and beyond, she examines masterpieces and discusses the artists who created them, focusing on a handful of works in each locale. ~ Betsy Boyd, Rovi
Sister Wendy's Pains of Glass
Sister Wendy Beckett goes to Cambridge, England to explore the story of Christ through the monumental stained glass Passion windows in the chapel of Kings College. The chapel is one of Britains greatest architectural tresures and is visited by nearly two million people annually. Sister Wendy and the Reverand Dr. George Pattison, Dean of Kings College, take viewers on an entertaining tour of the sixteenth-century stained glass. They reveal the great difficulty early craftsmen went through to produce such masterpieces of lead and glass. Music by the Kings College Choir is included. This video runs approximately one hour in length. ~ Karla Baker, Rovi