The Second Moment of Creation
Episode 1 Premiered April 17
Examine the formative role of art and the creative imagination in the forging of humanity.
How Do We Look?
Episode 2 Premiered April 24
Explore how we look at the human body in art.
God and Art
Episide 3 Premiered May 1
Consider how religion has inspired art and art has inspired divine representation.
Episode 4 Premiered May 8
See how art became the great interface when distant cultures met for the first time.
Episode 5 Premiered May 15
Travel east and west— to Renaissance Italy and the contemporaneous Islamic empires.
Paradise on Earth
Episode 6 Premiered June 12, 2018
Explore one of humanity’s deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature.
Color and Light
Episode 7 Premiered June 19, 2018
Explore light and color in art in the search for greater realism and spiritual ecstasy.
The Cult of Progress
Episode 8 Premiered June 26, 2018
Examine the rise and fall of “progress” as an ideology.
What is Art Good For?
Episode 9 Premiered July 3, 2018
Explore art in the age of revolution, war and profound scientific change.