Renaissance Remastered (3×60′) – Presented by Matthew Collings, Renaissance Remastered tells the story of how the greatest Renaissance paintings were created, using the latest digital technology to present a stunning new way for viewers to enjoy paintings on the screen.
Spanning 50 years of Renaissance genius, from the early Renaissance of the 15th Century through to the High Renaissance of the early 16th Century, the episodes will look at the artists Piero della Francesca, Raphael and Hieronymus Bosch.
Using digital technology, the series will give a general audience access to the intricacies of technique and delicate details that are normally only seen by conservation experts or the artists themselves. The technique, known as “image mapping”, involves knitting together very high resolution images of small areas of the painting so that the camera can move from a wide-shot of the whole painting to close-ups of tiny details which are not visible to the naked eye.
These close-ups reveal delicate details of technique and in some cases startling details of imagery which are not even apparent when viewing the paintings in a gallery. The result will be a fresh and exciting vision of the Renaissance and a new way of seeing and understanding the secrets of technique, imagery and imagination that lie behind all great paintings.
Producer: Blakeway Productions
Source: BBC Press Office