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Series: Art of Eternity

 

Art of Eternity: Painting Paradise

   2007    Art
How should art depict the relationship between man and God? How can art best express eternal values? Can you and should you portray the face of Christ? For over 1,000 years these were some of the questions which taxed the minds of the greatest artists of the early West. In this three-part series, art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon sets out to unravel the mysteries of art from the pre-perspective era". In the first episode, Andrew traces the beginnings of Christian art in the declining Roman Empire, Egypt and medieval France, and reveals the ideas which lay behind the transition

The Glory of Byzantium

   2007    Art
Andrew Graham-Dixon travels to Istanbul to immerse himself in the tumultuous world of the Byzantine Empire. He decodes the iconography of the art of the period and explains its continuing relevance.

When East Meets West

   2007    Art
Andrew Graham-Dixon examines early Christian art and the reasons for its evolution during the Renaissance. He also reveals just how far modern artists have been influenced by the pre-perspective view of the world.
Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece

   2013    History
The Private Life of Plants
The Private Life of Plants

   1994    Nature
Invisible Worlds
Invisible Worlds

   2010    Science
Art of Spain
Art of Spain

   2008    Art
Meet the Romans
Meet the Romans

   2012    History
Lost Kingdoms of South America
Lost Kingdoms of South America

   2013    History
Power of Art
Power of Art

   2006    Art
Hiroshima
Hiroshima

   2005    History