Season 1

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    Civilizations

    The Second Moment of Creation

    Examine the formative role of art and the creative imagination in the forging of humanity.

    The Second Moment of Creation

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    Civilizations

    How Do We Look?

    Explore how we look at the human body in art.

    How Do We Look?

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    Civilizations

    God and Art

    Consider how religion has inspired art and art has inspired divine representation.

    God and Art

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    Civilizations

    Encounters

    See how art became the great interface when distant cultures met for the first time.

    Encounters

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    Civilizations

    Renaissances

    Travel east and west— to Renaissance Italy and the contemporaneous Islamic empires.

    Renaissances

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    Civilizations

    Paradise on Earth

    Explore one of humanity’s deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature.

    Paradise on Earth

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    Civilizations

    Color and Light

    Explore light and color in art in the search for greater realism and spiritual ecstasy.

    Color and Light

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    Civilizations

    The Cult of Progress

    Examine the rise and fall of “progress” as an ideology.

    The Cult of Progress

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    Civilizations

    What Is Art Good For?

    Explore art in the age of revolution, war and profound scientific change.

    What Is Art Good For?