The Antagonists – Rivalry in Art // CARAVAGGIO VS BAGLIONE

TV-documentary // 52 min // commissioned by Arte / ZDF // produced by 3b Produktion Berlin
Rome 1603: the celebrated painters Caravaggio and Baglione meet before court. The issues are insults and the question who is the greater artist. For Caravaggio this encounter ends with imprisonment but everlasting fame and glory. And Baglione? Right up to this day he is still waiting for the restoration of his reputation as great master of the baroque period.
direction Andreas Gräfenstein
written Andreas Gräfenstein & Lucie Tamborini
director of photography Philipp Baben der Erde
sound Robert Sandow
edited Anne Kliem
design & animation Andreea Wende, Michael Wende, Tom Degel
narrator Hansi Jochmann
colour grading Jan Hartmann
recording mixer Jörn Steinhoff
production management Maximilian Reich
producer Bernhard von Hülsen, Maria Willer
commissioning editors ZDF Dieter Schneider

A production of 3B Produktion GmbH, in cooperation with ZDF/Arte With the support of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg ©2017 ZDF/3B Produktion

direction Andreas Gräfenstein
written Andreas Gräfenstein & Lucie Tamborini
director of photography Philipp Baben der Erde
sound Robert Sandow
edited Anne Kliem
design & animation Andreea Wende, Michael Wende, Tom Degel
narrator Hansi Jochmann
colour grading Jan Hartmann
recording mixer Jörn Steinhoff
production management Maximilian Reich
producer Bernhard von Hülsen, Maria Willer
commissioning editors ZDF Dieter Schneider

A production of 3B Produktion GmbH, in cooperation with ZDF/Arte With the support of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg ©2017 ZDF/3B Produktion

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

The Antagonists - Rivalry in Art // CARAVAGGIO VS BAGLIONE
The Antagonists - Rivalry in Art // CARAVAGGIO VS BAGLIONE
The Antagonists - Rivalry in Art // CARAVAGGIO VS BAGLIONE
The Antagonists - Rivalry in Art // CARAVAGGIO VS BAGLIONE
The Antagonists - Rivalry in Art // CARAVAGGIO VS BAGLIONE
The Antagonists - Rivalry in Art // CARAVAGGIO VS BAGLIONE

About the series

About the series

Two outstanding artists, one location, and an acrimonious rivalry – these are the key ingredients for the three-part series “The Antagonists: Rivalry in Art” which deals with envy and burning ambition, drive and the desire to reach new heights of artistic creation, as well as failure and the triumph of success. At the heart of each episode lies a conflict and a break with tradition that will eventually lead to innovation. Through their rivalry we will come to understand their real character and their true story will be revealed.