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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 322 PHILOSOPHY OF ART

Medieval Aesthetics

DIVINE INSPIRATION

“Ad pulcritudinem tria requiruntur, integritas, consonantia, claritas.”

—St. Thomas Aquinas

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A lot happened during the thousand years between the fall of the Roman Empire and the dawn of the Renaissance, but we tend to lump it all together. One reason for this is that the bulk of medieval thought was unified by a core belief in God. The Italian monk Thomas Aquinas is known first and foremost as a Christian theologian, yet he and his fellow saints are also the first place ...

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