The Mystery of Art

The film traces how humans beings have made 'art' from the earliest recorded times. Until the fundamental changes in the way human societies viewed themselves we know as the Renaissance, artists were the servants of the rulers. This is true of all human groups throughout the world. Now in the age of individual freedom artists have come to enjoy a new role. The film explores this change and how art has come to be such a powerful and fruitful force in our daily lives.

  • Mystery of Art
    43m — 1 subtitle

    Mystery of Art

    43m — 1 subtitle

    This film seeks to uncover how art reflects and influences our existence. It’s not a plea for art but it makes the case that it is a vital part of human culture and through it our lives are enrichened as by no other means. Through a knowledge and experience of art we come to better understand ou...

  • The Mystery of Art

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    The film traces how humans beings have made 'art' from the earliest recorded times. Until the fundamental changes in the way human societies viewed themselves we know as the Renaissance, artists were the servants of the rulers. This is true of all human groups throughout the world. Now in the age...

  • Renaissance
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    Renaissance

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    The Renaissance which began in Italy 600 years ago is probably the most important and astonishing event in human history. Until that time throughout the world tyrants and authoritarian religions controlled the lives of most human beings. War was the means of settling disputes. The lives of the ma...

  • Jane Austen
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    Jane Austen

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    Jane Austen: 1775 - 1817
    Like most women of her time Jane Austen lived out her life on home ground. Her adventurous brothers meant however that she was very much in touch with her age. Coupling this with her own remarkable personality she produced some of the finest novels in English literature...