Ross King reveals how Impressionism reordered both history and culture as it resonated around the world.
While the Civil War raged in America, another very different revolution was beginning to take shape across the Atlantic, in the studios of Paris. The artists who would make Impressionism the most popular art form in history were showing their first paintings amidst scorn and derision from the French artistic establishment. King's The Judgment of Paris chronicles a seminal period when Paris was the artistic center of the world, and a revolutionary movement had the power to electrify and divide a nation. 52mins 40secs