Saturday, April 25, 2015

1636 One of The Seven Liberal Arts by Jean Leblond 1605-1666


Jean Leblond 1605-1666 Geometry c 1636

Unfortunately, I have not yet located the other six from this series. Still looking...


1630 The Seven Liberal Arts by George Glover + a little Fashion



 George Glover-1625-1635 Arithmetic



 George Glover-1625-1635 Astronomy


 George Glover-1625-1635 Geometry



 George Glover-1625-1635 Grammar



 George Glover-1625-1635 Music



George Glover-1625-1635 Rhetoric


George Glover-1625-1635 Dialects


1645 The Seven Liberal Arts by Francis Cleyn



 Francis Cleyn 1645 Arithmetic



 Francis Cleyn 1645 Astronomy



 Francis Cleyn 1645 Dialects



 Francis Cleyn 1645 Geometry



 Francis Cleyn 1645 Grammar



 Francis Cleyn 1645 Music



Francis Cleyn 1645 Rhetoric

1500s The Seven Liberal Arts by Francesco Primaticcio [Italian French Mannerist Painter and Sculptor, ca.1504-1570]



 Francesco Primaticcio [Italian French Mannerist Painter and Sculptor, ca.1504-1570]  Arthmetic



 Francesco Primaticcio [Italian French Mannerist Painter and Sculptor, ca.1504-1570]  Astronomie



 Francesco Primaticcio [Italian French Mannerist Painter and Sculptor, ca.1504-1570]  Dialects



 Francesco Primaticcio [Italian French Mannerist Painter and Sculptor, ca.1504-1570]  Geometry



 Francesco Primaticcio [Italian French Mannerist Painter and Sculptor, ca.1504-1570]  Grammar



 Francesco Primaticcio [Italian French Mannerist Painter and Sculptor, ca.1504-1570]  Music



Francesco Primaticcio [Italian French Mannerist Painter and Sculptor, ca.1504-1570]  Rhetoric


1570-90 (Six of) The Seven Liberal Arts by Jan Sadeler I [Flemish Northern Renaissance Engraver, 1550-1600]



 Jan Sadeler I [Flemish Northern Renaissance Engraver, 1550-1600]  Arithmetic



 Jan Sadeler I [Flemish Northern Renaissance Engraver, 1550-1600] Astromomy



 Jan Sadeler I [Flemish Northern Renaissance Engraver, 1550-1600] Dialects



 Jan Sadeler I [Flemish Northern Renaissance Engraver, 1550-1600] Geometry



 Jan Sadeler I [Flemish Northern Renaissance Engraver, 1550-1600] Music



Jan Sadeler I [Flemish Northern Renaissance Engraver, 1550-1600] Rhetoric


1565 The Seven Liberal Arts by Cornelis Cort



 Cornelis Cort 1565 Arthmetic



 Cornelis Cort 1565 Astrologie



 Cornelis Cort 1565 Dialectica



 Cornelis Cort 1565 Geometry



 Cornelis Cort 1565 Grammar



 Cornelis Cort 1565 Music



Cornelis Cort 1565 Rhetoric


1531-1550 (Six of) The Seven Liberal Arts by Sebald Beham



 Sebald Beham -1531-1550 Arithmetic



 Sebald Beham -1531-1550 Astrology 



 Sebald Beham -1531-1550 Rhetoric



 Sebald Beham -1531-1550 Dialects



 Sebald Beham -1531-1550 Grammar



Sebald Beham -1531-1550 Music


The Seven Liberal Arts



Marten de Vos Seven (1532-1603) The Seven Liberal Arts 1590

In the 5C AD or CE, Martianus Capella defined the seven Liberal Arts as: grammar, dialectic, rhetoric, arithmetic, geometry, music, & astronomy.  Based on the types of studies that were pursued in the Classical world, the Seven Liberal Arts became codified in late antiquity by such writers as Varro & Martianus Capella. In medieval times, the Seven Liberal Arts offered a canonical way of depicting the realms of higher learning.  The Liberal Arts were divided into the Trivium ("the three roads") & the Quadrivium ("the four roads").  The Trivium consisted of: Grammar; Rhetoric; Logic; The Quadrivium consisted of: Arithmetic -- Number in itself; Geometry -- Number in space; Music, Harmonics, or Tuning Theory -- Number in time; Astronomy or Cosmology -- Number in space & time.


The Seven Liberal Arts, Print made by Dietrich Meyer (1572-1658)

The liberal arts (Latin: artes liberales) are those subjects or skills that in classical antiquity were considered essential for a free person (Latin: liberal, "worthy of a free person") to know in order to take an active part in civic life, something that (for Ancient Greece) included participating in public debate, defending oneself in court, serving on juries, & most importantly, military service. Grammar, rhetoric, & logic were the core liberal arts, while arithmetic, geometry, the theory of music, & astronomy also played a (somewhat lesser) part in education.


Giovanni di Ser Giovanni Guidi (1406-1486) Lo Scheggia or The Seven Liberal Arts