This momentous three part series looks back at 30,000 years of human creativity - from the earliest cave paintings to the present day – and asks why certain subjects have exercised such a powerful hold on the human imagination.
Programme 1 - ANIMALS
Explores how animals have played a vital role in defining man’s relationship to the natural world and facing fears about our own mortality
Programme 2 - GODS
Reveals how religion has inspired some of the world’s greatest art as various artists at various times have tried to put a face to God.
Programme 3 - LOVERS
Traces the development of the nude in art from The Willendorf Venus, past the Renaissance , to the twentieth century.