Our Own Legacy

Posted by Adam Hernandez on

Through this series, we have seen so many civilizations come and pass. And I believe we still have a long way to go in establishing our own legacy of tolerance, goodness, and virtue. So, the questions arise again. What will we be remembered for?

Read More

The Perpetual Act of Making

Posted by Nikos Fyodor Rutkowski on

When the worst of the worst comes calling, and darkness descends, we are all still mark makers, we are all creators. We may not always know why we are making art; the important thing is to continue doing so.

Read More

5 Thoughts on 'What Is Art Good For?'

Posted by Benjamin Gardner on

This episode gets at one of a few important questions that artists ask themselves and that viewers contemplate when looking at art: why has this been made? What do I think about when I’m looking at it, and what do those thoughts relate to?

Read More

Routine as Refuge

Posted by Charlotte Belland on

Sketching the world around us makes us better at seeing nuance and details. Artists that are able to see the smallest difference between subjects are better equipped to be engaged citizens.

Read More

The Impetus of the Vital Spark

Posted by Tim Rietenbach on

For some reason, we are still debating the same fundamental truths that define our humanity.

Read More

The Cult of Progress Continues

Posted by Tim Rietenbach on

We live in a time of correction. Compensating for the past failures to protect the rights of ownership and the right to cultural identity. This episode navigates how our past has defined this problem.

Read More

The Double-Edged Sword of Progress

Posted by Adam Hernandez on

I believe that this episode illustrates, without outright saying, the fact that artists are the bridges between the new ways and the old.

Read More

Designing Characters for Animation: When Inspiration Becomes Appropriation

Posted by Charlotte Belland on

Students are ravenous consumers of imagery, but most of what they have consumed is from popular culture. This can lead to the unintentional appropriation of cultures.

Read More

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Posted by Cyrus Fire on

Now more than ever it is time to embrace the new things that are happening in art and technology.

Read More

Life Through Tonal Contrasts

Posted by Charlotte Belland on

The tonal relationship of color is a powerful tool. Understanding those relationships can allow an animator to visually describe complex human emotions.

Read More

Color: Serious, Sacred and Divine (Comedy)

Posted by Nikos Fyodor Rutkowski on

I take color very seriously, to me it is sacred. As sacred as the Marx Brothers. Deserving of a permanent place in the hallowed halls no matter which way the pendulum of fashion swings.

Read More

Expanding the Palette

Last Updated by Kevin Buckland, Pertain Gillespie on

Artists capture light in the spur of the moment with a constantly changing light source.

Read More

Pictures of the Floating World

Posted by Benjamin Gardner on

Because color is about perception, there is beauty and poetry in how one person perceives it and how it can be used in visual forms.

Read More

Finding Colors that Stop You in Your Tracks

Last Updated by Cyrus Fire on

Ohio artist Cyrus Fire on how color can ensnare the eye of the viewer and compel them to close the distance.

Read More

Staying in the Moment: Capturing my Vision of Nature

Posted by Charlotte Belland on

My Paradise on Earth is a combination of immediacy and ink.

Read More
| Civilizations
Choose Station
When to watch

Civilizations

Local Station:

Choose Station

Latest Blogs

Routine as Refuge

Posted by Charlotte Belland on

The Impetus of the Vital Spark

Posted by Tim Rietenbach on

The Cult of Progress Continues

Posted by Tim Rietenbach on
PC Laptop Tablet Mobile phone

Watch Anywhere

PBS is everywhere you are. Enjoy the show on your favorite streaming device.

Learn More