The Republic of Virtue (1996)

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    Robert Hughes

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    United Kingdom USA

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In a series looking at the history of America through its art and architecture, this programme charts the foundation of American national identity following the War of Independence. This identity was echoed in the images of classical Greece and republican Rome which were popular in American culture from its eighteenth century beginnings. Looks at the work of the nation's first major painters.

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