Civilisation episode 5 – The Hero as Artist
Civilisation episode 5 - The Hero as Artist
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Civilisation episode 5 – The Hero as Artist

Civilisation episode 5 - The Hero as Artist: Kenneth Clark continues his personal reflections on civilisation with a look at Papal Rome in the early 16th Century.     Three great artists, Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci are the chief protagonists in…

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Civilisation episode 3 – Romance and Reality
Civilisation episode 3 - Romance and Reality
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Civilisation episode 3 – Romance and Reality

Civilisation episode 3 - Romance and Reality: Kenneth Clark journeys from the Loire through Tuscany and Umbria, to the cathedral at Pisa. He explores the aspirations of the later Middle Ages in France and Italy, looking at the work of Giotto and Dante…

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Civilisation episode 1 – The Skin of Our Teeth
Civilisation episode 1 - The Skin of Our Teeth
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Civilisation episode 1 – The Skin of Our Teeth

Civilisation episode 1 - The Skin of Our Teeth: Sir Kenneth Clark begins his classic 1969 series on the history of civilisation with the re-establishment of civilisation in Western Europe, in the tenth century after the fall of Rome to barbarism. He travels…

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Ancient Worlds – The Greek Thing ep.3
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Ancient Worlds – The Greek Thing ep.3

Richard Miles explores the power and the paradox of the 'Greek Thing' - a blossoming in art, philosophy and science that went hand in hand with political discord, social injustice and endless war.

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