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Explore the many functions of the human image in art. Portraits, paintings and sculptures, both life-size and colossal, perform a role—assuaging loss, expressing strength, inspiring fear—and were instrumental in depicting the human body today. Episode 2, How Do We Look?, premieres Tuesday, April 24 at 8/7c.
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Civilizations surveys the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale. Episodes reveal the role art and creative imagination have played in forging humanity, and introduce viewers to works of beauty, ingenuity and illumination across cultures.