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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), 54 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), 54 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), 54 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), 54 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), 54 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), 54 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), 53 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), 53 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), 52 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), 52 mins
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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 7 of 9, Color And Light
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directed by Hugo Macgregor, fl. 2005; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Hugo Macgregor, fl. 2005, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 7 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 53 mins
Simon Schama starts his meditation on colour and civilisation with the great Gothic cathedrals of Amiens and Chartres. He then moves to 16th century Venice where masterpieces such as Giovanni Bellini's San Zaccaria altarpiece and Titian's Bacchus and Ariadne contested the assumption that drawing would always be su...
directed by Hugo Macgregor, fl. 2005; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Hugo Macgregor, fl. 2005, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 7 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 53 mins
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Civilizations, Episode 4, Encounters
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directed by Ian Leese, fl. 1993; presented by David Olusoga, fl. 1999; produced by Ian Leese, fl. 1993, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 54 mins
See how seafaring advances and a thirst for trade and exploration sent human beings around the planet. Distant and disparate cultures met for the first time, and art became the great interface by which civilizations understood each other.
directed by Ian Leese, fl. 1993; presented by David Olusoga, fl. 1999; produced by Ian Leese, fl. 1993, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 54 mins
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Civilizations, Episode 6, Paradise on Earth
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directed by Ashley Gething, 1970-; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Ashley Gething, 1970-, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 6 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
Explore one of humanity’s deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature. But landscape painting is seldom a straightforward portrayal of observed nature; it's a projection of dreams, idylls, and refuges - the elusive paradise on earth.
directed by Ashley Gething, 1970-; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Ashley Gething, 1970-, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 6 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
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Civilizations, Episode 7, Color and Light
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directed by Hugo Macgregor, fl. 2005; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Hugo Macgregor, fl. 2005, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 7 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
Explore the story of light and color in art - both in the search for greater realism and spiritual ecstasy. Journey from Gothic cathedrals and Indian courtly painting to modern art.
directed by Hugo Macgregor, fl. 2005; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Hugo Macgregor, fl. 2005, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 7 (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), 53 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), 53 mins
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