Series 1


Series 1

Thousands of years of visual culture explored on the BBC and beyond.


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Second Moment of Creation

1. Civilisations: Series 1, Second Moment of Creation

A look at the formative role art and imagination have played in the forging of humanity.

How Do We Look?

2. Civilisations: Series 1, How Do We Look?

Professor Mary Beard explores images of the human body in ancient art.

Picturing Paradise

3. Civilisations: Series 1, Picturing Paradise

Simon Schama explores one of our deepest artistic urges - the depiction of nature.