Sunday, December 09, 2012

Dark Ages - age of art.

I've started watching the BBC's new series  The Dark Ages: An Age of Light which is very entertaining and does show that artistic work didn't die out when the 'barbarians' took over from the Roman Empire.

One striking moment for me so far was Waldemar Januszczak standing in front of Theodoric's tomb and saying "I love this thing its so stocky and unusual" which I thought could be applied to him too.

Well worth catching while its still available on iPlayer in the UK.

1 comment:

Gavin Syme (GBS) said...

I have been watching it too, taped on Sky Plus. Very good stuff.

Check out the BBC4 series just started on the history of Rome, its excellent.