How Art Made the World
What links the Hello Boys! Wonderbra campaign, Michelangelo’s David and a prehistoric stone statue? The answer can be found in the first episode of this ground-breaking new series. How Art Made The World reveals how the images which surround us today come from the Ancient World. It’s an epic journey in which presenter Nigel Spivey takes us across five continents and a hundred thousand years of history. He combines subjects as diverse as archaeology, anthropology and brain science to discover why certain images have captured the human imagination.
This opening episode uncovers the ancient origins of the most commonly-used image of all – the human body. Why is it that we refer images of the body that are unrealistic? To find the answer, Nigel Spivey draws on psychology experiments, the contents of Egyptian tombs and two virtually unknown statues that are ‘the greatest ever created’.
THE RIACE BRONZES
A PEAK SHIFT IN THE HUMAN MIND. "EVOLUTION"
VILANYUR RAMACHANDRAN MD, PSYCHOLOGIST
A BRIDGE BETWEEN ART AND SCIENCE