Civilizations

God and Art

Trace the relationship between religion and art, which has inspired some of the most ingenious, affecting, majestic and breathtaking works of art ever made. Yet beneath great works of religious art often lie conflict, intrigue and divine mysteries.

God and Art

53m 36s

Trace the relationship between religion and art, which has inspired some of the most ingenious, affecting, majestic and breathtaking works of art ever made. Yet beneath great works of religious art often lie conflict, intrigue and divine mysteries.

Previews + Extras

  • The Sacred Mountain: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Sacred Mountain

    S1 E3 - 2m 58s

    One of the most spectacular places where the symbolism of the sacred mountain has been turned into a work of art is found deep in the jungle interior of Cambodia.

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    Episode 3 Preview | God and Art

    S1 E3 - 30s

    Trace the relationship between religion and art, which has inspired some of the most ingenious, affecting, majestic and breathtaking works of art ever made. Yet beneath great works of religious art often lie conflict, intrigue and divine mysteries.

  • The Lion Man: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Lion Man

    S1 E3 - 1m 40s

    One of the oldest objects of an imaginary being ever discovered, it was carved over hundreds of painstaking hours.

  • The Day of the Dead: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Day of the Dead

    S1 E3 - 1m 42s

    The Conquistadors attempted to eradicate all traces of indigenous Mexican culture and religion. But some glimmers of its past artistic and creative impulses remained.

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    New Forms of Spirituality

    S1 E3 - 4m 5s

    Today, especially in the West, art has found new ways to engage with our spiritual impulses, even when the audience is often secular.

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