Artwork #115

Max Voss-Nester

Dodecahedron/Quintessence

Oil on panel, 2017

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This painting is the second I completed in a five part series depicting the Platonic solids. The Platonic solids represent an early attempt to explain the basic mechanics of reality. They embody the four classical Greek elements: fire, water, earth, and air. The Dodecahedron is associated with the fifth and most inscrutable element, the aether, quintessence, or the fundament of reality.