Civilizations

Paradise on Earth

Explore one of humanity’s deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature. But landscape painting is seldom a straightforward portrayal of observed nature; it's a projection of dreams, idylls, escapes and refuges—the elusive paradise on earth.

Paradise on Earth

53m 16s

Explore one of humanity’s deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature. But landscape painting is seldom a straightforward portrayal of observed nature; it's a projection of dreams, idylls, escapes and refuges—the elusive paradise on earth.

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    Episode 6 Preview | Paradise on Earth

    S1 E6 - 30s

    Explore one of humanity’s deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature. But landscape painting is seldom a straightforward portrayal of observed nature; it's a projection of dreams, idylls, escapes and refuges—the elusive paradise on earth.

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    Nature Becomes the Story

    S1 E6 - 3m 1s

    Albrecht Altdorfer sidesteps religious conflict between Protestants and Catholics by using nature.

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    Landscape as Ideology

    S1 E6 - 34s

    In Li Cheng's hands, landscape art became not a depiction of the natural world, but a kind of official ideology, promoting order.

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