Synopsis by Rob Ferrier
Each episode of Civilisation is narrated by Kenneth Clark, the author of the book that the series is based on. Each volume offers an overview of the politics, art, philosophy, and other cultural phenomena that shaped a particular epoch of human development. In this episode, viewers focus on Papal Rome during the 16th century, when artists like Michelangelo and da Vinci were at the height of their power.
art, artist, civilization, history, masterpiece