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What Is Art Good For?S1 Ep9 |Explore art in the age of revolution, war and profound scientific change.
The Cult of ProgressS1 Ep8 |Examine the rise and fall of “progress” as an ideology.
Color and LightS1 Ep7 |Explore light and color in art in the search for greater realism and spiritual ecstasy.
Paradise on EarthS1 Ep6 |Explore one of humanity’s deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature.
RenaissancesS1 Ep5 |Travel east and west— to Renaissance Italy and the contemporaneous Islamic empires.
EncountersS1 Ep4 |See how art became the great interface when distant cultures met for the first time.
God and ArtS1 Ep3 |Consider how religion has inspired art and art has inspired divine representation.
The Second Moment of CreationS1 Ep1 |Examine the formative role of art and the creative imagination in the forging of humanity.
Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale. Civilizations reveals the role art and creative imagination have played in forging humanity, and introduce viewers to works of beauty, ingenuity and illumination across cultures. Liev Schreiber narrates.