05 April 2021, 12:00 am
Art of the Western World
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions

A documentary series presented by Michael Wood, exploring magnificent masterpieces of the Western world in their cultural and historical settings. The series consists of eighteen episodes, each of which focusses on the artistic contributions of one period in the history of the West, from Ancient Greece to the late 1980s. From the classical ideals in Greek and Roman antiquity, through the Renaissance, to the postmodernism of the later 1980s, the series provides a panorama of 2000 years of architecture, painting and sculpture, and studies the art masterpieces as reflections of the Western culture that produced them.

Two episodes will be presented every week online

Episode 08 

The Play of Light | (25:58 min) | Click here to watch

Venetians like Titian, Tintoretto, and Palladio re-adapted the classical style with a theatrical flourish.