recherche en cours pour un sceau a+c . linogravure .
Alexander Calder, brooch CQ, 1929
What I do know is:
This is plate XXXVI from Divina Proportione.
Divina Proportione has only recently been scanned by Archive.org.
The woodcut is said to be after a design by Leonardo da Vinci.
Below the drawing is the text “Vigintisex basium planum vacuum” (twenty-six open faces).
I’ve posted it before.
Next to the engraving (top to bottom) is something which ends in “epipedon cenon” (that is certain) and starts with “icosidodecahedron” (this is uncertain).
dilectes lit :
Vigintisexbasium Planum Vacuum & Icosiexaedron Epipedon Cenon
hélas google ne connait pas d’icosiexa(h)edron . pour lui n’existe que l’icosahedron (20 faces) . le polyèdre semi-régulier ( solide archimédien) à 26 faces (18 carrés et 8 triangles) aurait-il disparu disparu depuis archimède ?
évidemment non, il a seulement changé de nom . aujourd’hui il faut dire : petit rhombicubocaèdre / small rhombicuboctaedronpour que le génial mathworld d’eric w. weinstein vous donne tous les détails souhaités
regret de l’absence de source . mais l’idée est bien là . inspirante . b*elle lumière pour la table .
August Sander, The Painter Otto Dix and His Wife, Martha1925/26
From the Art Institute of Chicago:
The portraits of August Sander are notable for their directness and freedom from the stiff decorum common to studio portraiture of his day. After working for many years as an itinerant photographer, Sander developed a quasi-scientific project in the 1920s to catalogue representatives of German society. Influenced by the work of painters such as Otto Dix, his subject here, this venture led Sander to reassess his earlier portraits and broaden the scope of his portraiture. Launching his project in 1927, Sander described his aim “to see things as they are and not as they should or might be … to tell the truth about our age and people.” Dix, who had recently published The War, a portfolio of gruesome etchings, similarly aspired to a detached recording of momentous events: “I … had to see how someone next to me suddenly fell and was gone, the bullet hitting him right in the middle.”
From Borges’ notebooks.