Final assignment: How would you define the concept of the strange and the ugly within your subject specialism? What is the difference? How can it inform your practice? How did the mannerist apply it in their works?
500-1000 words assignment. Review the reading list. Introduction, main body of argument, conclusion.
Anglia Ruskin University Harvard referencing.
What’s in the picture? responding to illustration picture books.
9th December due date
A platonic solid is a three dimensional shape or space
A platonic solid has 5 different names: The cube, Polyhedron, octahedron, Icosahedron and the dodecahedron.
Platonic solid within a flat painting.
Symmetrical beauty of the platonic solids.
‘’Euclid completely mathematically described the Platonic solids in the Elements, the last book (Book XIII) of which is devoted to their properties. Propositions 13–17 in Book XIII describe the construction of the tetrahedron, octahedron, cube, icosahedron, and dodecahedron in that order. For each solid Euclid finds the ratio of the diameter of the circumscribed sphere to the edge length. In Proposition 18 he argues that there are no further convex regular polyhedra. Andreas Speiser has advocated the view that the construction of the 5 regular solids is the chief goal of the deductive system canonized in the Elements. Much of the information in Book XIII is probably derived from the work of Theaetetus’’
Each of the six spheres each corresponded to one of the planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars.
Air is made of the octahedron; its minuscule components are so smooth that one can barely feel it. Water, the icosahedron, flows out of one’s hand when picked up, as if it is made of tiny little balls. By contrast, a highly no spherical solid, the hexahedron (cube) represents “earth”.
Air is made of the Octahedron, Water is made of the Icosahedron, Tetrahedron is made of fire, Earth is the hexahedron.
What is the sacred Geometric? – Symbolic and sacred meaning to certain geometric proportions. God is the geometer of the world.
Sacred Geometry has its roots to nature, many forms can be related to geometric shapes such as the platonic solids and this is why elements link with the sacred geometry.
GOD CREATED THE PLANET ACCORDING TO GEOMETRIC PLAN.
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) created the platonic solid model of planetary spacing in the solar system.
Trying to understand God through mathematics rather than trusting the word of a Pope or priest.
Seeing something in a different light, for something more than what it is.
Trying to understand the essence of Christ though paintings and commissions.
Thinking out side the box.
Deconstructing the painting ‘’Descent from the cross (1521) Rosso.
Where are the shapes and what do they mean?
Triangle linked with the colour red (fire)
Meeting at the top to suggest a triangle shape.
The cross made up with cubes to suggest earth and building a stable structure.
The ladder is filled with cubes or triangles.
The colour of Christ is a washed out green hue and that would suggest sickness? Green also relates the earth. Christ is now one with earth?
Red symbolises anger or passion, which is shown indefinitely by the people.
The colour wheel shows that green and red are to colours that are opposite to each other.
The frame is a spherical shape (the top)
Heptahedron can be seen in the middle of the painting.
Ladders to heaven.
Three ladders ‘’Tri’’ perhaps relating itself to a tetrahedron
Father, son a holy spirit. Creation, creative (meaning of the number 3)
Fibonacci’s golden spiral.
Bronzino’s painting is also notable because it portrays a saint nearly nude. The torso and pose is coiled and twisted like a snake.
The clothes were added at a later date on the painting, it started out fully nude.
If this is god’s creation, why are we hiding it.
He painted St. John as a handsome young man. Is supposed to be a dirty old hermit man.
Platonic forms can be seen in the painting. Why does it have to be sexualised?
Presuming that once St. John was once young and that he isn’t evil because of it.
The colour of the cloth that is draped over him is blue which represents water (baptised)
Greater than himself, because his body looks bigger than his head, this could represent that he is greater and capable better things.
His body is made up of cubes which represent earth and being grounded.
His hand is looks very similar to Michael Angelo’s ‘’creation of Adam’’ perhaps this represents that Saint John is the creation of God just like Adam.
Humans are the creation of God.
Clock in the cistine chape, self portrait.