The Stone Age: A technological revolution in moving big rocks.
The lost faces of the ancient world.
Poetry, war and the invention of law and propaganda.
Etruscan civilization gives birth to a super power: Roma.
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
Beauty is it's own reward.
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."
Vivid, unnatural — the first avant-garde movement
A mystic search for meaning and psychological truth.
Out with the old, in with the sexy.
The end of feudalism begins with the search for knowledge.
Benevolent emperors and the height of literature and art.
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.
Tradition be damned.
The off-kilter art of the people.
It is not a picture, it is an event.
Art created without reason, aesthetics or morality.
Abstraction murders Narrative
Fantasy and new worlds by untrained and manic artists.
Bold color and floating figures.
The best truth is secret truth