Sorry if there is a thread out there like this, if so I guess it will be merged. Who are some people you really admire, especially on the intellectual level? I find Simon Schama to be an absolute genius, especially when it comes to his narrative abilities. He has this insane ability to sound so poetic. I have his dvd on the power of art as well as his book. Here is some of his work on youtube, thought some of you would enjoy it. Caravaggio Power of Art: Part 1 (warning: there is some sword fighting/violence) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNi2MWBL2-M Also David Power of Art: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw7daWiqHX8 I'll post some more important people a bit later. Hope you watch the videos they're really well done. There are numerous more parts and other videos on youtube.