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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 Clark's 'Individuals of Genius' theme. It takes him through the gardens and courtyards of the Vatican to the rooms decorated for the Pope by Raphael, and to the Sistine Chapel. Kenneth Clark's classic 1969 series tracing the…

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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 among other artists.     Kenneth Clark's classic 1969 series tracing the history of Western art and philosophy.   Civilisation episode 3 - Romance and Reality   Giotto di Bondone known mononymously as Giotto, was an Italian…

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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 from Byzantine Ravenna to the Celtic Hebrides examining aqueducts, cathedrals, the lives of the Vikings and of the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne.     Kenneth Clark's classic 1969 series tracing the history of Western art and philosophy.…

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