Thursday, March 1, 2007

Corpus Hypercubus

Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus)
Salvador Dalí (1954)

Salvador Dalí, the master of surrealism, had a keen interest in natural science and mathematics. He was fascinated by hypercube, and it is featured in the painting Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus). Here Christ is crucified on figure of unfolded hypercube.

Hypercube is four-dimensional analogy of three-dimensional cube. It comes in by shifting three-dimensional cube perpendicular to three axis of our space. It consists of eight cubes. Frequently it depicted in it's frontal view as you can see in the image right. As cube can be unfolded into flat figure of six squares, hypercube can be unfolded into three-dimensional construction of eight cubes. This construction we see at Dalí's artworks, in particular.


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webkunst said...

The artist Frank Richter confronts us with objects in a multi- dimensionality space.