Canvas broadcasts from april, the prestigious BBC series of Civilisations, a panoramic look at art and culture in six continents, from prehistory to now. The series is a remake of the legendary series “Civilisation” – as yet singular in 1969. The series goes in search of the value and meaning of art, civilization and identity. In nine episodes, it is investigated how human creativity arose and how they have through the centuries developed. We see how artists from various cultures, man and nature in images shape, and how civilizations to each other thereby affected.