The Dark Ages have been misunderstood. History has identified the period
following the fall of the Roman Empire with a descent into barbarism - a
terrible time when civilisation stopped.
Waldemar Januszczak disagrees. In this four-part series he argues that the Dark
Ages were a time of great artistic achievement, with new ideas and religions
provoking new artistic adventures. He embarks on a fascinating trip across
Europe, Africa and Asia, visits the worlds most famous collections and
discovers hidden artistic gems, all to prove that the Dark Ages were actually
an Age of Light.
In the first episode he looks at how Christianity emerged into the Roman Empire
as an artistic force in the third and fourth centuries. But with no description
of Jesus in the Bible, how were Christians to represent their God? Waldemar
explores how Christian artists drew on images of ancient gods for inspiration
and developed new forms of architecture to contain their art.-------------------------------------Torrent downloaded from http://thepiratebay.se
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