Trivium Art History
Cultural rebirth though intellectual inquiry
Italian Renaissance
"One of the greatest eras of orderly government and social stability in human history"
Ming Dynasty
500 years of spirit objects and power plays
Kingdom of Kongo
How Humanism beats down Feudalism with the printing press
Northern Renaissance
Religion and the laws of perspective.
Spanish Renaissance
Power, sophistication, luxury and might.
Mughal Art
Tension, distortion and ice-cold style
Mannerism
The drama of deep color and shadow
Baroque
Art, culture, and NO OUTSIDERS
Edo Period
Benevolent emperors and the height of literature and art
Qing Dynasty
Allegory, craft, and the unrelenting dictatorship of the Academy
Academic Art
Dare to Know
The Enlightenment
The best truth is secret truth
Western Esoteric Art
Opulent, playful embrace of the ornate — 18th century swag.
Rococo
Classical imagery, democratic ideals, and the bloody hands of change.
Neoclassicism

Kingdom of Kongo

1390 — 1891

500 years of spirit objects and power plays

Nkisi, called 'Chingunge N'

Nkisi, called 'Chingunge N'

1882-1903

Next movement: Northern RenaissanceHow Humanism beats down Feudalism with the printing press