Romance and Reality

  • 1970 ----- color ----- 52 min ----- withdrawn -----
  • (Civilisation series, Part 3) The High Gothic world, of chivalry and of courtly love, and the adoration of the Virgin; of the worldliness of the courts with their brilliant art and pageantry contrasted with the joyous asceticism of St. Francis; a period which saw the creation of Dante's great epic, the monumental painting of Giotto and the sculptures of Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, which epitomize the Gothic spirit.
    [ Note: this title is now available on video--look for itunder the title Civilisation, Programs 1-3 ]
  • Topics: (Art: History, Europe, Religions: Christian)