Trivium Art History

I condemn without hesitation the position of the Knave of Diamonds, which has replaced creative activity with theorizing.

Cubism — a Diatribe

Natalia Goncharova, 1912

Abandon love, abandon aestheticism, abandon the baggage of wisdom, for in the new culture, your wisdom is ridiculous and insignificant. I have untied the knots of wisdom and liberated the consciousness of color!

From Cubism and Futurism to Suprematism

Kazimir Malevich, 1915

I shake off the dust of the West, and I consider all those people ridiculous and backward who still imitate Western models in the hope of becoming pure painters and who fear literariness more than death.

The Rise of Russian Art

Natalia Goncharova, 1913

The day was for supplication, the night was for prayer. The moonlight ... early morning, its master.

The Building of Ningirsu's Temple - Cylinder B

2125 BCE

I am Nin-jirsu. No country can bear my fierce stare, nobody escapes my outstretched arms.

The Building of Ningirsu's Temple - Cylinder A

2125 BCE

Old poor poverty, fried rice with pickled sesame seeds

Fish Head

Lê Thị Lựu, 1967

The influence of the stars on man, a prayer, and the theory of Natural Magic

Introduction to the Study Of Natural Magic

1801

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal

The Declaration of Independence

1776

Now, consider carefully which you would rather do, so that later you will not regret your decision

Art school or the kitchen? Modersohn-Becker's letters to her parents

Paula Modersohn-Becker, 1893

The purpose of applying art: to add beauty to the results of the work of man and to add pleasure to the work itself

The Arts and Crafts of Today

William Morris, 1889

It is right and necessary that all men should have work to do which shall he worth doing

Art and Socialism

William Morris, 1884

Even if someone paints a 'green sun', I will not say it is wrong.

A Green Sun

1910

a fool is a man with no intellect, and a man without learning cannot have intellect

An Encouragement for Learning

1872

Woman

1863

The Dandy

1863

The Military Man

1863

Pomps and Circumstances

1863

The Annals of War

1863

Carriages

1863

Women and Prostitutes

1863

In Praise of Cosmetics

1863

Modernity

1863

The Sketch of Manners

1863

The Artist, man of the World

1863

Beauty, Fashion & Happiness

1863

Mnemonic Art

1863

The Twelfth Gate

Projection

George Ripley, 1471

The Tenth Gate

Exaltation

George Ripley, 1471

The Ninth Gate

Fermentation

George Ripley, 1471

The Seventh Gate

Cibation

George Ripley, 1471

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