Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark
Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark, aired in 1969, is a BBC documentary series written and presented by Kenneth Clark, outlining the history of Western art, architecture, and philosophy since the Dark Ages. The series consists of thirteen episodes, taking a historical approach to Western art from the collapse of Roman empire to the mid 20th century.
|Episode 08 - The Light of Experience|
Kenneth Clark tells of new worlds in space and in a drop of water that the telescope and microscope revealed, and the new realism in the Dutch paintings which took the observation of human character to a higher stage of development.
|Dutch Golden Age painting
The Dutch Golden Age painting is the painting of the Dutch Golden Age, a period in Dutch history generally spanning the 17th century, during and after the later part of the Eighty Years War (1568--1648) for Dutch independence.
17th-century philosophy in the Western world is generally regarded as being the start of modern philosophy, and a departure from the medieval approach, especially Scholasticism.
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