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The History of Western Art

Peter Whitfield

What is art? Why do we value images of saints, kings, goddesses, battles, landscapes or cities from eras of history utterly remote from ourselves? This history of art shows how painters, sculptors and architects have expressed the belief systems of their age: religious, political and aesthetic. From the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece, to the revolutionary years of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the artist has acted as a mirror to the ideals and conflicts of the human mind. He has always started with reality, but has selected and reshaped that reality to create a parallel world; a world of the imagination.

What is art? Why do we value images of saints, kings, goddesses, battles, landscapes or cities from eras of history utterly remote from ourselves? This history of art shows how painters, sculptors and architects have expressed the belief systems of their age: religious, political and aesthetic. From the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece, to the revolutionary years of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the artist has acted as a mirror to the ideals and conflicts of the human mind. He has always started with reality, but has selected and reshaped that reality to create a parallel world; a world of the imagination.
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Genres:

History

Description:

What is art? Why do we value images of saints, kings, goddesses, battles, landscapes or cities from eras of history utterly remote from ourselves? This history of art shows how painters, sculptors and architects have expressed the belief systems of their age: religious, political and aesthetic. From the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece, to the revolutionary years of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the artist has acted as a mirror to the ideals and conflicts of the human mind. He has always started with reality, but has selected and reshaped that reality to create a parallel world; a world of the imagination.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sebastian Comberti

Length:

5h 14m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:42


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:46


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:40


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:41


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:50


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:33


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:51


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:00


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:10