This is my landscape photograph of the Yahara River in Madison, Wisconsin, photographed at the place where it flows into the frozen lake. But I only used it as an image to introduce a TV recommendation . . .
“Civilizations” is a magnificent PBS series about art and history currently airing on Netflix. Season 1, episode 6, entitled “Paradise on Earth,” and is all about the art of the landscape. It illustrates the history and variety of the landscape in art across time and around the globe.
In an era when our society has become increasingly crass and inward-looking, programs like Civilizations remind us of humankind’s rich legacy of culture and creativity, and also, how intertwined we are as a global community — and that we always have been.
Watch this preview of Civilizations episode 6, “Paradise on Earth”
Previews of the entire series and each episode can be watched here: pbs.org/civilizations
Thanks for reading!