Trivium is a free online art history book, sharing the diverse stories of human creativity. We’re making art history fun again.
Dive into 30,000 years of human creativity, discover artwork from around the world, and explore the stories of history’s most creative and inspiring people. Trivium Art History brings together high-resolution images of artworks, easy-to-read biographies, and rare artist writings to create a dynamic textbook — an always growing platform for exploring art history.
Trivium has been a free resource for students and educators since 2011, and is used in classrooms around the world. If you’re interested in learning more about using Trivium in the classroom, contact us. We’d love to chat.
Reed Enger is an experience designer at Google, and brings industry leading platform design to Trivium Art History. Reed is an advocate of open source software, exploring eye-tracking and facial-recognition technology. Reed also revives esoteric typeface designs, bringing contemporary legibility to blackletter with the typeface ‘Melic’ and digitizing Hildegard von Bingen’s Litterae Ignotae. More info at: reedenger.com
Rick Love is the chair elect of the School of Art and Design at the University of Northwestern St. Paul. Rick teaches courses in art history and manages a print studio focused on traditional intaglio, lithography, wood block and photo-transfer. Rick also works with the Haitian non-profit Papillon Enterprises to develop their print studio in Port Au Prince and create new opportunities and jobs for local artisans. More info at: ricklove.com
Trivium Art History partners with educators and students to help submit artwork, writings, and biographies to the Trivium library. To date, Trivium has recieved over 1500 artwork and writing submissions from students. Additionally, Trivium partners with historians and graduate students to publish long-form editorial essays and new academic content.
We’re always looking for partners and collaborators to help us bring a diverse, exciting art history to the world. If you’re interested in learning how to help, contact us.