>>NEW<< The antagonists: rivalry in art

DE | 2016-2017 | 5x52' | HD | German, French (at ARTE sales), English (sub.) | By Andreas Gräfenstein, Sylvie Kürsten & Henrike Sandner | 3B-Produktion | Broadcasters: ZDF/ARTE


Most significant developments in art history often result from the fierce competition between genius masters. In this series, we discover the fruitful rivalries between renowned artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci versus Michelangelo, Vincent Van Gogh versus Paul Gauguin and Emil Nolde versus Max Liebermann, Caravaggio versus Giovanni Baglione and Joseph Turner versus John Constable. The 500 year death Anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci will be celebrated in 2019.


Da Vinci VS Michelangelo

A whole section of the Florentine Renaissance is revisited through the prism of the artistic rivalry between Leonardo da Vinci to Michelangelo in the sixteenth century.


Van Gogh VS Gauguin

In 1888, Van Gogh and Gauguin are ready to create a group of artists that will form a new arts school, but the two men keep arguing and then separate.


Liebermann vs Nolde
In Berlin in 1911, Max Liebermann (1847-1935), naturalist converted to impressionism, opposes Emil Nolde, who wants to free colors and brushes.


Caravaggio vs Baglione
In Rome, in 1603, Caravaggio and Giovanni Baglione clashed in court, after having challenged themselves artistically: an episode that illustrates the quarrelsome atmosphere of the time.


Turner vs Constable
Contemporary painters William Turner and John Constable, the two greatest English landscape designers of the Romantic period, have revolutionized the look on nature.


FR / BE | 2012-2015 | 4x52' | HD | French, English (sub.) | Cinétévé | Broadcaster: ARTE


This series of portraits focus on the work of major artists of the XXth century, their foothold on their time and their mutual impact. A voice-over of their own words -sound archives or readings of their writings- on footages and current images projects us into their subjectivity with great force, without recourse to any interview. Completed episodes: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Marguerite Duras, Georges Simenon, Le Corbusier.