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The Second Moment of Creation

Episode 1

Examine the formative role of art and the creative imagination in the forging of humanity.  

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Episode 2 | How Do We Look? Episode 2 | How Do We Look? Premieres April 24

How Do We Look? 

Episode 2

Explore how we look at the human body in art. 

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Episode 3 | God and Art Episode 3 | God and Art Premieres May 1

God and Art

Episide 3

Consider how religion has inspired art and art has inspired divine representation. 

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Episode 4 | EncountersEpisode 4 | EncountersPremieres May 8

Encounters

Episode 4

See how art became the great interface when distant cultures met for the first time. 

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Episode 5 | RenaissancesEpisode 5 | RenaissancesPremieres May 15

Renaissances

Episode 5

Travel east and west— to Renaissance Italy and the contemporaneous Islamic empires.

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Episode 6 | Paradise on EarthEpisode 6 | Paradise on EarthPremieres June 12

Paradise on Earth

Episode 6

Explore one of humanity’s deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature.

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Episode 7 | Color and LightEpisode 7 | Color and LightPremieres June 19

Color and Light

Episode 7

Explore light and color in art in the search for greater realism and spiritual ecstasy.

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Episode 8 | The Cult of ProgressEpisode 8 | The Cult of ProgressPremieres June 26

The Cult of Progress

Episode 8

Examine the rise and fall of “progress” as an ideology.

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Episode 9 | What is Art Good For?Episode 9 | What is Art Good For?Premieres July 3

What is Art Good For?

Episode 9

Explore art in the age of revolution, war and profound scientific change.

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