Durer’s Melancholia

The Polyhedron in Durer’s Melancholia is related to the chestahedron, the symbol of EOS. Durer worked with kite shaped faces which have 5 sides, while the chestahedron’s kite-shaped faces have only 4 sides, but the two forms have a lot in common, especially in that ascending and descending shapes are the same. For insight into Frank Chester’s process of creative discovery, see this article.

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