Art of Eternity

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Arts, Culture, History Documentary hosted by Andrew Graham-Dixon and published by BBC in 2007 - English narration

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How should art depict the relationship between man and God? How can art best express eternal values? Can you and should you portray the face of Christ? For over 1,000 years these were some of the questions which taxed the minds of the greatest artists of the early West. In this three-part series, art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon sets out to unravel the mysteries of art from the pre-perspective era.

[edit] Painting Paradise

Andrew traces the beginnings of Christian art in the declining Roman Empire, Egypt and medieval France, and reveals the ideas which lay behind the transition

[edit] The Glory of Byzantium

Andrew travels to Istanbul to immerse himself in the tumultuous world of the Byzantine Empire. He decodes the iconography of the art of the period and explains its continuing relevance.

[edit] When East Meets West

Andrew examines early Christian art and the reasons for its evolution during the Renaissance. He also reveals just how far modern artists have been influenced by the pre-perspective view of the world.

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Video Codec: XviD
Video Bitrate: 1673 kbps
Video Resolution: 704x400
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.760:1
Frames Per Second: 25.000
Audio Codec: MP3
Audio Bitrate: 120kb/s VBR 48000 Hz
Audio Languages: English
RunTime Per Part: 59 mins
Number Of Parts: 3
Part Size: 745 MB
Subtitles: English
Capped by: Adam Cook

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