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Art History Lessons

Welcome to Trivium's new Art History Lessons—we're creating short, focused lessons on common themes, theories, and questions in art history. Each lesson will include an essay to read, a handful of artworks that illustrate the topic, and a quiz or project to showcase what you've learned. Our first lesson explores the definition of art, which you can check out below, and we're aiming to launch a new lesson each week. If there's a topic you'd like us to explore, let us know at

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