Art Documentaries - 1/2 The Body Beautiful - Ancient Greeks...Secret Knowledge
1/2 The Body Beautiful - Ancient Greeks...Secret Knowledge
First broadcast: April 2015.
Episode 16/16 Writer and classicist Natalie Haynes leads us on a journey into ancient beauty and modern glamour, examining how our current obsession with the body beautiful goes back thousands of years to an era of stunning artistic achievement. With unique access to the British Museum's major exhibition which opens on March 26th, Haynes explores the Greek preoccupation with the human form ranging from objects of abstract simplicity to breathtaking realism.