Making Masterpieces: A History of Painting Technique Video (VHS/DVD). This remarkable six-part series analyzes the history of painting technique in a way that is at once both highly focused in approach and encyclopedic in content. Each video critically examines an individual aspect of the painting process using well-known masterpieces as examples. The sheer abundance of high-quality art images makes the series an excellent reference work-and video special effects and scientific processes such as infrared reflectography enable viewers to see for themselves how some of the world's greatest paintings were made. An outstanding asset for art history and fine arts programs where the evolution of painting is the focus. 6-part series, 27 minutes each. Art and Design, Art and Photography 2003.