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academic study XII

The Story

Polyhedra are not strong or masculine, but in this collage with a Pentakis Dodecahedron as head of a male person by Jean Grandjean, 1765 - 1781 this seems to be different.


The historical drawings are pre-studies for paintings or exercises, in order to depict the human being in its form and movement correctly. I painted polyhedric forms as watercolors and inserted them in a digital collage as a head in the drawings. The head as a place of our thoughts and calculations is replaced by mathematics. On the other hand the polyhedric forms, previously pure geometric constructs, become emotionally charged when combined with studies of the human body.