What is Trivium?
Trivium is a humanities project devoted to adding to known knowledge. By looking to history we’re hoping to provide new context to the ideas explored though art.
Who is Trivium?
Trivium Art History was founded in 2008 by the the theoretical design group RAWWAR
What does ‘trivium’ mean?
The trivium was the three subjects taught first in medieval schooling: grammar, logic, and rhetoric. We’re exploring art history through these methodologies: our grammer is artworks and images. Logic is the context and understanding of art through theme, era, and iconography – and rhetoric is the ability to communicate what is learned.
Grammar is the mechanics of a language
Logic is the mechanics of thought and analysis
Rhetoric is the use of language to instruct and persuade.