Simon Schama on the Unsettling 'Power of Art' We usually look at art in the hushed, reverential surroundings of museums and galleries — and that, argues writer and art historian Simon Schama, can fool us into believing that great works of art are polite. In fact, he says, they are thugs that force us to see the world in new ways.
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Simon Schama on the Unsettling 'Power of Art'

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Simon Schama on the Unsettling 'Power of Art'

Simon Schama on the Unsettling 'Power of Art'

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Author and historian Simon Schama explores the way that great works of art change our perception of the world in a new book and BBC documentary series. hide caption

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