Civilizations

Actor Liev Schreiber narrates this nine-part series that explores the power of art throughout history, from the earliest civilizations to present day. Filmed on six continents -- Africa, Asia Australasia, Europe and North and South America -- the series uses drone and camera movement as well as macro-photography to allow viewers to immerse themselves in the featured locations and to bring remote objects up close to highlight their detail, craftsmanship and artistry. Some segments include the human form in art, landscape painting, and art in the age of revolution, war and scientific change.

Schedule

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    Civilizations

    The Second Moment of Creation

    Thursday
    Aug 5

    1 Hour

    The formative role of art on a global scale; images and artifacts found in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and South America; narrator Liev Shreiber.
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    How Do We Look?

    Friday
    Aug 6

    1 Hour

    The many functions of the human image in art, and the role of portraits, paintings and sculptures in forming early civilizations.
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    God and Art

    Thursday
    Aug 12

    1 Hour

    The relationship between religion and art reveals how religious works of art are often inspired by conflict, intrigue and divine mysteries.
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    Encounters

    Friday
    Aug 13

    1 Hour

    Art becomes the great interface by which civilizations judge and understand each other, as seafaring advances and the interest for trade and exploration allow distant and disparate cultures to meet for the first time.
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    Renaissances

    Thursday
    Aug 19

    1 Hour

    Renaissance Italy and the Islamic empires experience an explosion of creativity, as artists in the East and the West compete and influence each other.
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    Paradise on Earth

    Friday
    Aug 20

    1 Hour

    Exploring one of humanity's artistic urges -- the depiction of nature -- through landscape painting.

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