Trivium Art History

The Republic

Irony, metaphysics, and the meaning of life

360 BCE

Book 8

50 BCE

Book 7

50 BCE

Book 5

50 BCE

Book 6

50 BCE

Book 4

50 BCE

Book 3

50 BCE

Book 2

50 BCE

The history of the conquest of the Gauls (aka Celts) written by Julius Caesar.

Book 1

50 BCE

Conquest of the Gauls

50 BCE

Space and time are re-born to us today

Realistic Manifesto

Naum Gabo, Antoine Pevsner, 1920

I would, to immerse my consciousness into your serenity

I Would to Love You

Milena Pavlović-Barili, 1940

In which we learn about the three primary forms of imitative poetry: tragedy, epic poetry, and comedy

Poetic Forms

335 BCE

In this city of the generous, all are chivalrous

From a Paris Window–High

Marsden Hartley, 1913

The Sixth Ennead

270 CE

The Fifth Ennead

270 CE

The Fourth Ennead

270 CE

The Third Ennead

270 CE

In which we learn that symmetry is over-rated and uniformity is boring.

Chapter 3: Uniformity

William Hogarth, 1753

Plants, flowers, leaves, the paintings in butterflies wings, shells, etc. seem of little other use than entertaining the eye with the pleasure of variety.

Chapter 2: Variety

William Hogarth, 1753

Fitness of design...either by art or nature, is first to be considered, as it is of the greatest consequence to the beauty of the whole.

Chapter 1: Fitness

William Hogarth, 1753

The First Ennead

270 CE

The Second Ennead

270 CE

The Six Enneads

270 CE

The history of Rome from by Titus Livius Patavinus

Livy's History of Rome

32 BCE

By the force of eloquence they mean the force of truth

Apology

399 BCE

The Compound of Alchemy

Divide your elixirs and make the Projection

George Ripley, 1591

The First Law of the Land: if any one ensnare another, then he that ensnared him shall be put to death

Law Code of Hammurabi

1754 BCE

Action and inaction will both destroy you in the end

The Dialogue of Pessimism

1000 BCE

We ask of our rulers no special favors, no special privileges, no special legislation. We ask justice.

Declaration of Rights of the Women of the United States

1876

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