Art of the Western World

  • 1989
  • TV Show
  • None

A nine-part series that canvasses classic paintings, sculpture and architecture from the 13th to the 20th century, spanning ancient Greece and Rome to postmodern works by Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol. Filmed at 140 locations in 10 countries, the series is hosted by British historian Michael Wood.

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Season 1 Episode Guide

The High Renaissance

Season 1, Episode 4

October 23, 1989

The Early Renaissance

Season 1, Episode 3

October 16, 1989

A White Garment of Churches: Romanesque and Gothic

Season 1, Episode 2

October 9, 1989

The Classical Ideal 600 B.C.-350 A.D.

Season 1, Episode 1

October 2, 1989

In Our Own Time

Season 1, Episode 9

Into the Twentieth Century

Season 1, Episode 8

A Fresh View: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

Season 1, Episode 7

An Age of Reason, An Age of Passion

Season 1, Episode 6

Realms of Light: The Baroque

Season 1, Episode 5

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