The Hero as an artist; Protest and communication

United Kingdom, 1969

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Episode numbers 5 and 6 of Series “Civilisation”.
Part 5. Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci are featured in this program which centres on Papal Rome in the early 16th century. Sir Kenneth Clarke’s theme takes him through the gardens and courtyards of the Vatican to the rooms decorated for the Pope by Raphael and to the Sistine Chapel. Part 6. The theme of protest and communication leads Sir Kenneth to the Reformation, the Germany of Albrecht Durer and Martin Luther, to Erasmus, the France of Montaigne and to the Elizabethan England of Shakespeare.



Peter Montagnon


Peter Montagnon

Michael Gill

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Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Rome (Italy)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Germany

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Renaissance

Crafts & Visual Arts → Arts - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Durer, Albrecht, 1471-1528

Crafts & Visual Arts → Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519

Crafts & Visual Arts → Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564

Crafts & Visual Arts → Raphael, 1483-1520

Crafts & Visual Arts → Renaissance


Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

History → France - History - 16th century

History → Great Britain - History - Elizabeth, 1558-1603

History → History

History → Reformation

History → Renaissance

People → Durer, Albrecht, 1471-1528

People → Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519

People → Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564

People → Raphael, 1483-1520

Places → Rome (Italy)


Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Great Britain

Television → Television series




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