RAISON D’ETRE

Virtus Liber is literally Virtuous book, Virtus was a specific virtue in Ancient Rome. It carries connotations of valor, manliness, excellence, courage, character, and worth, perceived as masculine strengths (from Latin vir, "man"). It was thus a frequently stated virtue of Roman emperors, and was personified as a deity—Virtus.

In society today we are filled with VICE, but what about virtue? 

This magazine takes virtue, which has been made insignificant and makes it significant by featuring great works of art and literature and provides an outlet for those who are disinterested in the popular narrative, but passionate about creating beautiful things. We are a platform for underappreciated artists all over the world.

We are a turning point in popular media, and the antidote to 21st century narcissism and sensationalism. A quarterly arts magazine that does not concern the ordinary man of our day.

Without a solid foundation of good art and culture, Western civilization falls apart. We are fighting for the very soul of society, and we welcome everyone concerned with preserving everything that makes our life beautiful.  

With design, photography, typography and the use of printing, this magazine will be unique in today’s age of social media and headlines. This magazine will bring innovative artists and thinkers to the youth who are disinterested in pop culture as it is today and have nowhere to turn because art is being controlled by people who are only interested in advancing an agenda. 

Virtus aims to be the voice of a new generation in this post modernist world. Striking layouts and thoughtful journalism is not something we see anymore. Combine that with print, something to hold in your hand, we are adapting to social and cultural changes.

Thank you for being a part of this journey. 

Editor in chief, 

Martina Markota

Aesir A|V @aesirav 

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