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 11 - The Worship of Nature|
Belief in the divinity of nature, Kenneth Clark argues, usurped Christianity’s position as the chief creative force in Western civilisation and ushered in the Romantic movement. He visits Tintern Abbey, the Alps, and there discusses the landscapes of Turner and Constable.
Romanticism was an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850.
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