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Civilizations

Japan's 18th Century Commercial Art Revitalizes Color

Civilizations

Japan's 18th Century Commercial Art Revitalizes Color

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Ukiyo-e began with only a few colors, but combined them in increasingly sophisticated ways to create vivid depictions of a rapidly growing urban life. Wildly popular in all its forms, it demonstrated that every day transitory objects could be considered art.

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Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale. Programs reveal the role art and creative imagination have played in forging humanity, and introduce viewers to works of beauty, ingenuity and illumination across cultures. Civilizations, a nine-part series, premieres Tuesday, April 17 at 8/7c. Join the conversation with #CivilizationsPBS

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Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale. Programs reveal the role art and creative imagination have played in forging humanity, and introduce viewers to works of beauty, ingenuity and illumination across cultures. Civilizations, a nine-part series, premieres Tuesday, April 17 at 8/7c. Join the conversation with #CivilizationsPBS

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