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  • What Is Art Good For?

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

    53:06

  • The Cult of Progress

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

    53:34

  • Color and Light

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

    53:00

  • Paradise on Earth

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

    53:16

  • Renaissances

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

    53:36

  • Encounters

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

    53:46

  • God and Art

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

    53:36

  • How Do We Look?

    Explore how we look at the human body in art.

    53:36

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