Synopsis by Sally Barber
The six-part made-for-television Artists' Specials Series is an entertaining and educational collection of children's films. Programs focus on a significant segment of an artist's life. Biographical information is mixed with fiction to create compelling stories reflecting turning points in the lives of revered art world figures. In the program Monet: Shadow and Light, the influential impressionist learns some important lessons about family from a young muse named Daniel. Daniel helps Monet discover new directions in art during the period prior to Monet's fame. Other videos in the series include Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist, Rembrandt: Fathers and Sons, and Degas and the Dancer. The highly acclaimed series is suitable for youngsters age eight and older.
artist, France, Impressionism, landscaping, painting