The lost faces of the ancient world.
Poetry, war and the invention of law and propaganda.
A mysteriously happy people at the fringes of the classical world
Super power of all super powers.
Roads, Plumbing, High Culture = Empire.
The sublime in China used scale to show nature's power.
The doe-eyed saints of early Christianity.
1000 years of religion, feudalism and gold leaf.
Cultural rebirth though intellectual inquiry
Tension, distortion and cold intellectualism
Religion and the laws of perspective.
How Humanism beats down Feudalism with the printing press
The drama of deep color and shadow
Opulent, playful embrace of the ornate — 18th century swag.
Power, sophistication, luxury and might.
"Dare to know! Have courage to use your own reason!"
Classical imagery, democratic ideals, and the bloody hands of change.
Artistic revolt against the Age of Enlightenment
Nature's pencil: light!
Emo teenagers drag art back to the future.
Art, culture, and NO OUTSIDERS.
An American fraternity of mountain worshipers
A small village in France, a gathering of artists.
Truth, accuracy, and the absence of personal bias
Allegory, craft, and the unrelenting dictatorship of the Academy.
Light and movement as the crux of human perception
Beyond nature, toward emotional simplicity.
"To every age its art. To art its freedom."
A mystic search for meaning and psychological truth.
Out with the old, in with the sexy.
Vivid, unnatural — the first avant-garde movement
Benevolent emperors and the height of literature and art.
The end of feudalism begins with the search for knowledge.
Claustrophobic faceless horror.
Taking refuge in the square.
Dada is anti-dada!
"We only wanted to express what was in us..."
Recovering lost spirituality
Art should only serve society.
Blood, speed and violence.
The best truth is secret truth
Tradition be damned.
It is not a picture, it is an event.
Art created without reason, aesthetics or morality.
Abstraction murders Narrative