Machina Mundi project
Machina Mundi is the graphic project dedicated to the world order.
Each detail is the numbered piece that depict one of the aspects of being.
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The typewriter as a symbol of the universe that creates itself.
Each separated detail is the small story and all of them gather in a single composition.
Everything is subordinated to the strict order of the magic square, depicted on Albrecht Dürer's engraving «Melencolia I»:


The chosen harmony of numbers is not only a tribute to the master, but also a kind of «instruction for assembling»,
and the whole system is more than a simple sum of the different parts.
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Each single piece is the hand-drawn graphics, 29,7 x 29,7 cm, ink on paper.
The whole composition is the polyptich, with total size of its sides about 120 x 120 cm.


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«Machina Mundi» consists of the 16 parts:


I - New world construction
Subject: cosmogonic mythology, also - fairytales and the power of imagination


II - Antagonism
Subject: unity and struggle of opposites


III - Trivium
Subject: fate, also - three liberal arts of Trivium - grammar, rhetoric and logic.


IV - Apocalypse
Subject: eschatological mythology,
also - four liberal arts of quadrivium: arithmetic, geometry, astronomy and music.



V - Aether
Subject: aether as one of the alchemical elements of universe, also - 5 basic human sences


VI - Ecce Homo
Subject: creation of the mankind (womankind?)


VII - Deadly sins
Subject: seven deadly sins, tribute to the H. Bosch


VIII - Air
Subject: air as one of the alchemical elements of universe


IX - Wisdom
Subject: self-sacrifice of Odin, also - nine worlds of norse mythology,
also - the ninth arcana of tarot - «the hermit


X - Water
Subject: water as one of the alchemical elements of universe


XI - Fire
Subject: fire as one of the alchemical elements of universe


XII - The way of spider
Subject: scholastics and the «Novum Organum Scientiarum», philosophical work by Francis Bacon


XIII - Death
Subject: thirteenth arcana of tarot - Death


XIV - Wild mind
Subject: labyrinths of mind


XV - Earth
Subject: earth as one of the alchemical elements of universe


XVI - Machina mundi
Subject: time and eternity


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