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The Art of Philosophy: Visualising Aristotle in Early 17th-Century Paris

Wednesday 30 August 2017 at 18:37

With their elaborate interplay of image and text, the several large-scale prints designed by the French friar Martin Meurisse to communicate Aristotelian thought are wonderfully impressive creations. Susanna Berger explores the function of these complex works, and how such visual commentaries not only served to express philosophical ideas in a novel way but also engendered their own unique mode of thinking.