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  1. Greg Jay
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    I love the word hitherto which basically means as far as we can guess up to this point.

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  2. biker
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    Islam brought nothing but mass murder to man kind , the Arabic culture gave man kind worthwhile ideas.

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  3. Antonio Brown
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    This is bull Open picture of Jesus show him and Virgin Mary as black And they couldn’t read because if they could they would know it says it in the Bible

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  4. Third stone from the sun
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    This melodramatic toad ruins a sorely tepid documentary.

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  5. ZombieSlayer495
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    This documentary is garbage. And you’re a moron for trying to suggest the dark ages was anything other than a horrible time for people in Western Europe. The dark ages documentary that was made by The History Channel was much more accurate than this flaming pile of feces. But YouTube “removed” it from their platform. Because YouTube itself is also turning into a flaming pile of feces.

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  6. G Peruzzi
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    I'm glad he said "Art never lies" so early. Saved me from watching yet another documentary with a commentator who thinks he/she is the "star" rather than the historical subject matter.

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  7. Mach9
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    lost me at 2min. 21 seconds. Islam is not a religion. the english make pap documentaries.

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  8. rivelle
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    Some of the comments below have remarked upon Januszczak’s brief statement “Art never lies”. Rather than attempting to understand what he might mean by this, – and admittedly I am only guessing myself as well as stating what is basically my own position – they have treated Januszczak’s remark in the simplest and crudest possible terms.

    People should instead read something like Adorno. Art is both the realm of "illusion" and "appearance" (the word in German is schein which means both "illusion" and "appearance" as in the traditional philosophical distinction between "appearance and reality"). It is precisely as illusion and appearance, art is the "cry of wounded nature". It is in this way that we may can comprehend artworks as epistemological objects which provide us with a view of the world via aesthetic mimesis.

    Aesthetic mimesis differs from the other realms of knowledge which insist on remaining within empirical facts – "Napoleon rode a mule". Yes this is empirically the case, but to remain trapped in this brute world of mere facts means that we damned to a philistine existence which blocks us from understanding David's painting.

    "Propaganda" is too crude and simplistic a way of putting. David's painting is a part of the over-arching cultural and civilizational symbolic order. This symbolic order also includes the both the ruling ideology – the hagiographic nature of David's painting which you have called "propaganda" – but also includes all the elements which subvert and rebel against the ruling ideology. Zizek calls these elements "emancipatory politics". This is particularly apparent when we consider David's oeuvre as a whole. See e.g. "The Death of Marat", "The Tennis Court Oath" etc.

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  9. Eddie Somerset
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    Have all the Syrian ruins been smashed by IS ?

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  10. Scott Allen
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    Whispering as an audio effect?
    Why not put Vaseline on the camera lens too?

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  11. Clare Kuehn
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    Horus' birthday was wrongly stated to be winter solstice, by Massey.

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  12. Clare Kuehn
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    Awesome show; too many ads. 11 in 60 mins. Awesome show except: the earliest depictions of Jesus are typical of Roman art of the time for Apollo. As authentic or at least early (which you don't consider): It's the Shroud, rediscovered in Syria, brought to Constantinople, but only his face shown, which changed all that. You've got it backwards / wrong. And the suffering of Jesus on the Shroud isn't shown at first, just his face, out of emphasis on the majesty, modesty, and miracles. The Shroud is not shown in full in most images, until later.

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  13. GaslitWorld f. Melissa B
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    THESIS: YIN AND YANG – Of course, in reality, light and darkness always coexist, because even the most tyrannical kingdoms employ artists, poetry, dance and music.

    So, in that sense it's never absolute, but I suppose, one could propose some metric for determining whether an era is dominated (to be remembered) by enlightenment or ignorance.

    Insofar as church hegemony goes in Western Europe, I'd have to maintain that it was a period of darkness, because the Church failed to incorporate the better part of Rome, which they had ready access to.

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  14. Benjamin Chartier
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    This is an interesting study into the roots of Roman Catholic art,which borrows heavily from Pagan art,and it also shows how far from the Judaic roots of Christianity the Roman Catholic church had wandered throughout the centuries of it's preeminence in western culture. The average Roman Catholic in the height of the 6-7th centuries had no idea what made Jesus the Messiah,or why his death on the cross was necessary for the remission of sins. These understandings would only be preserved in scripture for people who could read it,which most people in Rome could not read.

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  15. Battle Toad
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    The plastic action figures in the intro looks like it was done by first graders.

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  16. Smokey Wisdom
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    They is a lot thats not true in this video wish he would do more research. He said art never lie's.. really ART NEVER LIE's hahahahah your so funny

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  17. John Eck
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    Regarding art depicting Jesus or any other person from history, the fact that it doesn't look exactly like the actual person should be expected, and is not critically important.

    Anytime we are told of an event or person, we picture and imagine it in our minds. Any painting, sculpture, or other work of art based on that thought is legitimate as a human artistic imaging of the event.

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  18. Yusef Talib Siraj El-Bey
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    I guess this is one way to hide who The African Moors were

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  19. Andrej Lorenci
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    Yeah, placing the idea that Jesus was a tranny,….is a …NWO…agenda..

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  20. David Schlageter
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    59 in minutes and it's about Christian mumbo jumbo.

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  21. Pawel Jozwik
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    What a rubbish

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  22. rollmeister
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    Lame!

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  23. Danilo Bingham
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    A pleasure to listen, very well explained by a professional art historian. I'm sorry for the commentators to whom is not given to enjoy on what the narrator is speaking about.

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  24. Irena Holc
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    Yeah no. Early Christians didn't worship Mary the mother of Jesus, but Mary Magdalene, his wife and 'holy grail', a woman that carried on his bloodline. Also, Constantine was never a Christian and he used it to pull together the empire. He was well known for worshipping the Sun God and was a high priest.

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  25. A A
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    Jona was taken aboard an ancient USO; then enlightened. As is being done in todays time. Unidentified Submerged Object. Unidentified Flying Objects. A japanese woman is seen arriving to land from a USO in early art work…Borrowed from the pagans; the statue of liberty.

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  26. Frank Snapp
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    Marquis de Sade

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  27. Frank Snapp
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    I seriously DETEST the "upnest" commercial. One needs a tussy mussy to endure it.

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  28. david lunn
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    god this guy has such a false epic voice

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  29. Child of God
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    Um yeah the Dark Ages are generally considered to be the 6th century thru the 9th/10th centuries. Yes, many elements of the Medieval Ages had already been existence since Diocletian, Constantine, Theodosius I, & Justinian I…but to say that the Dark Ages began in as early as the 4th century is asinine I think, as other Historians think as well like Kenneth Harl or Thomas Noble for example.

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  30. Erik Thaddeus Walters
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    Most malinformed documentary. Not up to Waldimir's standards. Grossly inaccurate and cheap.

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  31. Jessica Lee-Botes
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    Too many ads

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  32. Erik Thaddeus Walters
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    The "Dark Ages" begin in 476 CE through the 6th century and "end" in the 9th century CE. Then, the "Middle" Ages.

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  33. QNTKKA
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    "Creatives"?
    Only pretentious douche-bags who do not understand the English language use informal baby-talk like "creatives".
    The word is "CREATOR", use it.

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  34. The Patriarchy
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    People should totally disregard this ignoramus in regard to the Shroud of Turin. It's perfectly apparent that his knowledge of history is about as deep and complex as his appreciation of the faith which forged western civilization.

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  35. Mike Public
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    I was disappointed when you ignored the erotic art of Pompeii and jumped right to the Christian stuff.

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  36. Freeman Presson
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    I'm confused. Thought this was supposed to be history, not hagiography. It's no mere coincidence that the Dark Age started with the rise of the Galilean Death Cult.

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  37. Richard C
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    The shroud is now the most inspected/studied human relic in history. With many top scientists in different fields have subjected the shroud to all manner of experiments and have concluded that what caused the image to be beyond human understanding.
    What Jesus Christ looked like is/was known. Just after the death of Jesus a historian of the time wrote of his travels through the Holy Land and described what Jesus looked like from his personal accounts.

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  38. Dee Schoe
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    Its the dark ages, when religion was at its most horrid!

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  39. Bos ZAy
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    Oh thank heaven for 711!!

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