The Age Of Light

Great History!

Grimalkin Studio

Golden day mandala WEBGrimalkin Studio recently came upon a great series that gives us a glimpse of where we came from, Waldemar Januszczak’s landmark BBC4 series

“The Dark Ages – An Age of Light”. It’s a four part series that traces the artistic contributions of the Dark Ages.

Part I, “The Clash of the Gods”, traces the emergence of Christianity as an artistic force incorporating and replacing the Classical, pagan influence.

Part II, “What the Barbarians Did for Us”, presents the barbarian Vandals, Goths and Huns as something more than warriors, invaders and destroyers by focusing on their artistic and architectural achievements.

Part III, “The Wonder of Islam” introduces the distinctive forms of Islamic architecture and “art designed to depict the wonders of Paradise” along with a discussion of the incorporation of their artistic impulse into their astronomical study.

Part IV, “The Men of the North presents the Vikings as creators of stunning artwork as…

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