GIVEAWAY! "The Private Life of a Masterpiece" DVD Set

Huzzah! I have a lot to celebrate this week. Not only has school just ended for the summer (I submitted grades on Monday), but two other momentous things have happened in relation to this blog. This is my 200th post and I recently received over 100 readers through at least one RSS feed. Hooray! Thanks for reading my art historical musings. In order to celebrate (and thank you wonderful readers), I wanted to hold a really fantastic giveaway. And I’m able to offer something very awesome: the complete seasons (a 7 DVD disc set) of “The Private Life of a Masterpiece” BBC series.

Trust me. This is a really awesome giveaway. Normally this series (which includes 22 episodes) is valued at $100.00, and I’m giving away a brand-new set for free. And I’m not the only person who enjoys this series: you can read about some great reviews on I really like that this series has appeal for both art historians and newcomers to art. I’ve used clips from some of the episodes in my lectures, partially because the artistic images and details are fabulous.

I will be randomly selecting the winner (using this site) on June 30, 2010. So you have two weeks to enter this giveaway! You can enter your name up to four times. Here are the ways you can enter:
1) Leave a comment on this post!
2) Tweet about the giveaway (be sure to include my Twitter name: @albertis_window in your tweet, so I can find it). After tweeting, leave a comment on this post to let me know too, please.
3) Write about this giveaway on your own blog, and then include the URL in a comment on this post.
4) Become a follower of my blog (via Blogger – see sidebar on the left to join). Once you have become a follower (or, if you already are listed follower), leave a comment on this post.
Please make sure that you write a separate comment for each of your entries. I will write a post, announcing the winner’s name on June 30th. The winner will then have three days to contact me via email ( in order to claim the prize and give a shipping address. If the winner does not come forth by that time, I will then randomly select a new winner.
In anticipation for the giveaway date, I’ll be writing intermittent posts about some of the works of art that are featured within these seven discs. Some of my favorite works are discussed in these episodes. If you want to see a list of the featured art, you can go here (note: the discs for this giveaway do not include any of the the Christmas or Easter specials).
Since this DVD is created for use in the United States and Canada, this giveaway is only available to readers who are located in these two countries. My apologies to readers who are overseas.

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This blog focuses on making Western art history accessible and interesting to all types of audiences: art historians, students, and anyone else who is curious about art. Alberti’s Window is maintained by Monica Bowen, an art historian and professor.