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Civilisation - 12 The Fallacies Of Hope

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Civilisation
Episode Twelve

The Fallacies of Hope

In the penultimate episode in the series Kenneth Clark argues that the French Revolution led to the dictatorship of Napoleon and the dreary bureaucracies of the nineteenth century. The disillusionment of the Romanticism artists is traced from Beethoven's music through Byron's poetry and Delacroix's paintings to Rodin's sculpture.

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