Art of the Western World

Art of the Western World is a documentary series presented by Michael Wood, exploring magnificent masterpieces of the Western world in their cultural and historical settings. The series consists of eighteen episodes, each of which focuses on the artistic contributions of one period in the history of the West, from Ancient Greece to the late 1980s. From the classical ideals in Greek and Roman antiquity, through the Renaissance, to the postmodernism of the late 1980s, the series provides a panorama of 2000 years of architecture, painting and sculpture, and studies the art masterpieces as reflections of the Western culture that produced them.

Episode 17 - The Aftermath

The Abstract Expressionist movement established New York as a center for the visual arts. Works by Pollock, Warhol, Lichtenstein, and the sculptor Oldenburg are examined.

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Episode 01 - The Legacy of Greece
Episode 02 - Imperial Stone - The Art of Rome
Episode 03 - A White Garment of Churches
Episode 04 - The Age of Gothic
Episode 05 - The Early Renaissance in Italy
Episode 06 - The Northern Renaissance
Episode 07 - Heroic Ambitions
Episode 08 - The Play of Light
Episode 09 - The Birth of Baroque
Episode 10 - Masters of Baroque
Episode 11 - The Age of Reason
Episode 12 - The Passionate Eye
Episode 13 - Painting the Modern World
Episode 14 - Distanced Creations
Episode 15 - Between Genius and Abyss
Episode 16 - Between Utopia and Crisis
Episode 17 - The Aftermath
Episode 18 - New, Newer, Newest