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The Birth of the Ideal

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Hannah’s tour starts in Ancient Greece, where she discovers the glorification of masculine strength all started back in the toga era. Hannah talks to contemporary artists whose work speaks to that art history, and sometimes flat-out challenges it.

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The Birth of the Ideal

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Hannah’s tour through the history of the nude in art starts in Ancient Greece, where the male body was considered the only body worthy of representation. Episode One “Birth Of The Ideal” rev

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Credits

Cast

Hannah Gadsby

Director

Brendan Fletcher

Writers

Brendan Fletcher, Hannah Gadsby

Producers

Brendan Fletcher, Nick Canham, Belinda Mravicic

Cinematographer

Emma Paine

Editor

Karen Joseph