Albrecht Durer's 'Melencolia 1' & 2?
part of the Sequence exhibition at Flowerfield
Arts Centre, Portstewart, October 2013.
Albrecht Durer's Melencolia 1 c1514 has for 500 years been a perplexing mystery to art historians and mathematicians, each pondering over the symbolism of the geometrical object in the mid-foreground.
Many have attempted to recreate Durer's Solid, but all have failed. It has an intriguing shape, since its three-dimensionality is so tantalizingly real.
It was this mystery that led me on a quest to try to uncover its secrets.