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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 5 of 9, Renaissances
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directed by Ashley Gething, 1970-; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Ashley Gething, 1970-, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 5 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 57 mins
Think Renaissance and you think Italy. But in the 15th and 16th centuries the great Islamic empires experienced their own extraordinary cultural flowering. The two phenomena did not unfold in separate artistic universes; they were acutely conscious of, and in competition with, each other and mutually open to influ...
directed by Ashley Gething, 1970-; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Ashley Gething, 1970-, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 5 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 57 mins
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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 6 of 9, Encounters
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directed by Ian Leese, fl. 1993; presented by David Olusoga, fl. 1999; produced by Ian Leese, fl. 1993, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 6 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 58 mins
In the 15th and 16th centuries distant and disparate cultures met, often for the first time, David Olusoga shows, art was always on the frontline. David travels to Japan to explore how the Tokugawa Shogunate, after an initial embrace, became so wary of outside interference that they sought to cut ties with the out...
directed by Ian Leese, fl. 1993; presented by David Olusoga, fl. 1999; produced by Ian Leese, fl. 1993, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 6 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 58 mins
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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 8 of 9, The Cult Of Progress
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directed by Ian Leese, fl. 1993; presented by David Olusoga, fl. 1999; produced by Ian Leese, fl. 1993, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 8 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 59 mins
David shows how in New Zealand one artist was co-opted by the Maori who used his sills to record their culture and celebrate their ancestors. As the 19th Century came to an end, the certainties of industrial and scientific advance were increasingly questioned; many artists (Gauguin and Picasso amongst them) turned...
directed by Ian Leese, fl. 1993; presented by David Olusoga, fl. 1999; produced by Ian Leese, fl. 1993, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 8 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 59 mins
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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 9 of 9, The Vital Spark
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directed by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 9 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 57 mins
Simon’s last programme explores the fate of art in the machine and profit-driven world. It looks at the rise of art as a tradeable commodity and turns on one central question: should art create a realm separate from the modern world, a place where we can escape and pull the ladder up after us? Or should it plung...
directed by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 9 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 57 mins
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Civilizations, Episode 9, What Is Art Good For?
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directed by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 9 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
Explore the fate of art in the machine and profit-driven world: should art create a realm separate from the modern world, or should it plunge headlong into the chaos while transforming the way we see and live in it?
directed by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 9 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 3 of 9, Paradise On Earth
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directed by Ashley Gething, 1970-; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Ashley Gething, 1970-, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 3 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 58 mins
Simon Schama examines one of our deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature. Simon discovers that landscape painting is seldom a straightforward description of observed nature; rather it's a projection of dreams and idylls, as well as of escapes and refuges from human turmoil; the elusive paradise on earth. S...
directed by Ashley Gething, 1970-; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Ashley Gething, 1970-, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 3 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 58 mins
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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 4 of 9, God And Art
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directed by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016; presented by Dame Mary Beard, 1955-; produced by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016 and Caroline Buckley, fl. 2009, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 4 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 59 mins
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 t...
directed by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016; presented by Dame Mary Beard, 1955-; produced by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016 and Caroline Buckley, fl. 2009, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 4 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 59 mins
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Civilizations, Episode 1, The Second Moment of Creation
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directed by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
Examine the formative role of art and the creative imagination in the forging of humanity itself. Images and artifacts found in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and South America testify to the urge to develop civilizations.
directed by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
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Civilizations, Episode 2, How Do We Look?
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directed by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016; presented by Dame Mary Beard, 1955-; produced by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016 and Caroline Buckley, fl. 2009, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 54 mins
Explore the many functions of the human image in art. Portraits, paintings and sculptures, life-size and colossal, perform a role - assuaging loss, expressing strength, inspiring fear - and were instrumental in depicting the body today.
directed by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016; presented by Dame Mary Beard, 1955-; produced by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016 and Caroline Buckley, fl. 2009, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 54 mins
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Civilizations, Episode 3, God and Art
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directed by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016; presented by Dame Mary Beard, 1955-; produced by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016 and Caroline Buckley, fl. 2009, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 54 mins
Trace the relationship between religion and art, which has inspired some of the most ingenious, affecting, and breathtaking works of art ever made. Yet beneath great works of religious art often lie conflict, intrigue and divine mysteries.
directed by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016; presented by Dame Mary Beard, 1955-; produced by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016 and Caroline Buckley, fl. 2009, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 54 mins
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