Your Classical Companion
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Access to this video is a benefit to members

Rick Steves' Europe: Art of Ancient Greece

Season 12 Episode 1202 | 25m 19s

Ancient Greece laid the foundations of Western art. Traveling from its sun-splashed isles to the rugged mainland to bustling Athens, we trace the rise of Greek culture. We marvel at the timeless Acropolis, perfect Parthenon, and Golden Age theaters. And we watch as art evolves from stiff statues to perfectly balanced Venuses to the exuberant Winged Victory, capturing the spirit of the age.

Aired: 09/30/23 | Expires: 12/06/23
Distributed nationally by American Public Television
Extras
The most famous bear in the Tetons attempts to raise cubs amid conflicts with people.
Crowds await the arrival of Grizzly 399, the most famous bear in Grand Teton National Park
Jameek Lowery didn’t trust police but sought their help anyway.
What happened to Carl Grant, a Vietnam veteran with dementia.
Austin Hunter Turner's mom thought her son had died of an overdose.
Investigating deaths after police used "less-lethal force."
Appraisal: Diamond & Platinum Bracelet, ca. 1965
Appraisal: Hubley Cast Iron Toy Motorcycles, ca. 1930
Appraisal: 1956 Shiy De Jinn Gouache Paintings
Appraisal: Marlin Ballard Target Rifle, ca. 1875
Latest Episodes
All
  • All
  • Rick Steves' Europe Season 12
  • Rick Steves' Europe Season 11
  • Rick Steves' Europe Season 10
  • Rick Steves' Europe Season 9
  • Rick Steves' Europe Season 8
  • Rick Steves' Europe Season 7
  • Rick Steves' Europe Season 6
  • Rick Steves' Europe Season 5
  • Rick Steves' Europe Season 4
  • Rick Steves' Europe Season 3
  • Rick Steves' Europe Season 2
  • Rick Steves' Europe Season 1
We marvel at Stone Age cave paintings, mighty megaliths, and mysterious goddesses.
Early Europeans produce diverse art: from Christians to Muslims and Byzantines to Vikings.
Roaming Europe, we admire stately Neoclassical buildings and dramatic Romantic paintings.
From Portugal to Germany, booming economies and new technologies produce exquisite art.
We marvel at Baroque’s over-the-top churches, palaces, bubbly fountains, and theatric art.
The turbulent century and its rule-breaking art—Picasso, Surrealism and edgy architecture.
Shimmering Impressionist canvases by Monet and Renoir, plus Van Gogh, Gauguin and more.
Florence’s bold “rebirth” is powered by the genius of Leonardo, Rafael, and Michelangelo.
The grand cities of ancient Rome’s vast empire and majestic churches of its fall.
Soaring Gothic cathedrals of radiant stained glass, plus art celebrating worldly pleasure.