Art of the Western World

  • 1989
  • 1 Season

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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Art of the Western World Season 1
Beginning in ancient Greece and Rome, historian Michael Wood leads this eye-opening tour through 2,500 years of Western art. Four years in the making (more…)

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In Our Own Time Season 1, Episode 9 Jan 1, 1989 $1.99

The center of the art world moved to New York, home to abstract expressionism. Artists reacted to postwar society with a bewildering array of styles, and postmodernism mined the past for ideas. Featured: Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Rauschenberg, Warhol

Into the 20th Century Season 1, Episode 8 Jan 1, 1989 $1.99

Rapid advances in science, thought, and technology led to the secessionists, fauves, and cubists. Dada rejected everything, and architecture went international. Featured: Klimt, Matisse, Picasso, Mondrian, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye.

A Fresh View: Impressionism and Postimpressionism Season 1, Episode 7 Jan 1, 1989 $1.99

Once scorned and despised, impressionist paintings today are among the most familiar images in art. Postimpressionists broke new ground with their radical use of color. Featured: Manet, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Deurat's Sunday Afternoon.

An Age of Reason, an Age of Passion Season 1, Episode 6 Jan 1, 1989 $1.99

As society revolted against decadence and corruption, artists turned again to classical Greece. The romantic painters in turn elevated individual expression. Featured: Watteau, Syon House, David's The Death of Marat, Ingres, Delacroix, The Third of May.

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