"To every age its art. To art its freedom."
Out with the old, in with the sexy
A mystic search for meaning and psychological truth.
"A pot of paint has been flung in the face of the public"
A more authentic, anxious, and grotesque reality
Blood, speed and violence.
"We only wanted to express what was in us..."
Taking refuge in the square.
Dada is anti-dada!
The art of the perfectly straight line
Art should only serve society.
Art without reason, aesthetics or morality
Geometry, ornamentation, and lots and lots of money
It's not a picture, it's an event
What you see is what you see
Colonialism vs Tradition
Realism as a weapon
For those who didn't like the Modern
An explosion of black culture in America
Art as history, protest and education in the DRC
Open the rocks to discover the fruit inside
Artistic revolt against the Age of Enlightenment
A small village in France, a gathering of artists.
Love-lorn teenagers drag art back to the future
An American fraternity of mountain worshipers
Nature's pencil: light!
Truth, accuracy, and the absence of personal bias
The end of feudalism begins with the search for knowledge
10,000 islands, 1800 cultures and languages
Light and movement as the crux of human perception
Beyond nature, toward emotional simplicity.
Tradition be damned.
Cultural rebirth though intellectual inquiry
How Humanism beats down Feudalism with the printing press
Religion and the laws of perspective.
Power, sophistication, luxury and might.
Tension, distortion and ice-cold style
Art, culture, and NO OUTSIDERS
Benevolent emperors and the height of literature and art
Dare to Know
The best truth is secret truth
The drama of deep color and shadow
Allegory, craft, and the unrelenting dictatorship of the Academy
Opulent, playful embrace of the ornate — 18th century swag.
Classical imagery, democratic ideals, and the bloody hands of change.
Orderly government and social stability
500 years of spirit objects and power plays
The proliferation of Christian art
Religion, feudalism and lots of gold leaf.
Persia brings a wealth of art, poetry, and mysticism to Islam.
When you don't paint people, things get beautifully, powerfully decorative.
Wolves among sheep
The God-kings and stone cities of Cambodia
The race for height
Finding the sublime in nature's power
The original American Empire
Blood and conquest
Floating cities and stone heads facing the sea
Super power of all super powers.
Poetry, war, and the invention of law
The lost faces of the ancient world
Three dynasties birth Chinese art and philosophy.
A mysteriously happy people at the fringes of the classical world
The roads make the empire
Death & Gold
The largest economy in the world for 1500 years
Human-animal hybrids in the melting pot of ancient cultures
A Nubian Empire rivals Egypt for 1000 years
Histories greatest navigators
The mysterious line between pre human and post human
Tools, livestock, farming — and big, big rocks
A new metal catapults humanity out of the stone age
When you have iron you have power
No pyramids, but great plumbing
The oldest civilization in the Americas