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Architects of the Divine: The First Gothic Age

Architects of the Divine - The First Gothic Age: Medieval historian Dr Janina Ramirez looks back to a time when British craftsmen and their patrons created a new form of architecture.     The art and architecture of France would dominate England for much of the medieval age. Yet British stonemasons and builders would make Gothic architecture their own, inventing a national style for the first time - Perpendicular Gothic - and giving Britain a patriotic backdrop to suit its…

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Read more about the article Treasures of Ancient Egypt episode 3 – A New Dawn
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Treasures of Ancient Egypt episode 3 – A New Dawn

Treasures of Ancient Egypt episode 3 - A New Dawn: Alastair Sooke concludes the epic story of Egyptian art by looking at how, despite political decline, the final era of the Egyptian Empire saw its art enjoy revival and rebirth.     From the colossal statues of Rameses II that proclaimed the pharaoh's power to the final flourishes under Queen Cleopatra, Sooke discovers that the subsequent invasions by foreign rulers, from the Nubians and Alexander the Great to the Romans,…

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Treasures of Ancient Egypt episode 2 – The Golden Age

Treasures of Ancient Egypt episode 2: On a journey through Ancient Egyptian art, Alastair Sooke picks treasures from its most opulent and glittering moment.     Starting with troubling psychological portraits of tyrant king Senwosret III and ending with the golden mask of boy king Tutankhamun, Sooke also explores architectural wonders, exquisite tombs and a lost city - site of the greatest artistic revolution in Egypt's history where a new sinuous style was born under King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti.…

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Treasures of Ancient Egypt episode 1

Treasures of Ancient Egypt episode 1:In a visual treat taking in Egypt's greatest historical sites, Alastair Sooke tells the story of Ancient Egyptian art through 30 extraordinary masterpieces. Tracing the origins of Egypt's unique visual style, he treks across the Sahara and travels the Nile to find the rarely seen art of its earliest peoples.     Exploring how this civilisation's art reflected its religion, he looks anew at the Great Pyramid, and the statuary and painting of the Old…

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Civilisations episode 4 – The Eye of Faith

Civilisations episode 4 – The Eye of Faith: Professor Mary Beard broaches the controversial, sometimes dangerous, topic of religion and art. For millennia, art has inspired religion as much as religion has inspired art. Yet there are fundamental problems, which all religions share, in making god or gods visible in the human world. How, and at what cost, do you make the unseen, seen? Beneath all works of religious art there always lies conflict and risk. And the result is…

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