Knowledge Mapping Research

10 Pillars of Knowledge: Allegories, Chaim Zins, 2016. The image is composed of four allegories (symbolic artworks) by Gerard de Lairesse. It represents human knowledge. Human knowledge is composed of 10 pillars (parts) that include all the fields that establish our cultural and scientific heritage.

The 10 pillars are: Knowledge | Supernatural | Matter & Energy | Space & Earth | Non-human Organisms | Body & Mind | Society | Thought & Art | Technology | History.

Images: (1) Allegory of the Arts (detail), (2) Allegory of the Sciences (detail), (3) Allegory of Wealth (detail), (4) Allegory of Fame (detail), Gerard de Lairesse, c. 1675-83, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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