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995FALLACIES OF HOPE, THEFALLACIES OF HOPE, THE1970color52 min (Civilisation series, Part 12) The Age of Reason gives way to the age of revolution, of violence and anarchy, succeeded in turn by the Napoleonic Empire; both the hopes and the despair were expressed in the music of Beethoven and the painting of Goya, first and greatest of the artists committed to be mankind's conscience; the paintings of protest by Gericault and Delacroix, given force by the feelings let loose by Romanticism; Daumier and his compassion for man and Rodin as the last great Romantic artist who gave final expression to Romantic man's tragic destiny.
[ Note: this title is now available on video--look for it under the title Civilisation, Programs 12 & 13 ] (withdrawn)