Art of the Western World
The Classical Ideal, 600 B.C.- 350 A.D. (#101)
Part I: Traces the origins of humanism and the immortal classical style to Ancient Greece. Part II: The genius of Roman engineering and architecture was used to build an empire, while portrait sculpture exalted its rulers.
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Series Description: Magnificent masterpieces of the Western world are presented in their cultural and historical settings. From the classical tradition to modern art, each artistic movement is interpreted through its major paintings, sculptures, and works of architecture. Comments from internationally known art experts and critics assist in understanding and appreciation of the works.
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