2018.12.08 - 2019.01.6
Jin Feng Solo Exhibition "Melancholy II" | Live |
《忧郁》丢勒铜版画 Dürer copperplate
现场雕塑局部 天秤 sculpture
现场雕塑局部 沙漏 sculpture
艺术家手稿1 呈现思考的细节 Artist manuscript
About Dürer Magic Square
Liang Jin, "The Magical Square of Dürer" (Journal of the Chinese Academy of Sciences)
The numbers on this digital magic square add up to 34, which is the number in the famous Fibonacci sequence. Moreover, the sum of squares or cubes of elements on the diagonal is equal to the sum of squares or cubes of elements on the off-diagonal. The two numbers 15 and 14 in the middle of the bottom line of the magic square are exactly the 1514 years of the creation of this painting. At the age of 43, Dürer is exactly 43 years old, which is a mirror image of 34. This kind of direct placement of mathematical research results in art is really a god.
Baidu Encyclopedia "Dürer Copper Prints Melancholy"
The middle two squares of the last line of the Magic Square are exactly 1514, which is the age of the production of this copperplate print, and the time when Dürer’s mother died.
The artist Jin Feng found another number 57 in the magic square, and there are as many as 19 combinations of 57. So what is the meaning of this mysterious 57? Jin Feng mentioned in his "A Letter to Dürer": "Assume that you know that you will die in 1528, that is, you know that you will die at the age of 57, and you have designed this information. In your magic square. Then, only three numbers will appear in the magic square in a way that is unique to them, which goes beyond others to interpret your magic square in the number 34. These three numbers are 14 (indicating that you can live for 14 years after 1514), there are 28 (indicating that you died in 1528), and then there is 57 (indicating that you were born at the age of 57 <1471-1528>) And just I found the number 57 in your magic square."
幻方 六点数字之和为57 Magic Square The sum of six digits is 57
Love and immortality
However, after discovering the new password of Magic Square 57, it brought a more confusing question to Jin Feng: "How do you know that you will die at the age of 57, and hide this number in your magic square? Can I guess: Your "melancholy" is first of all a great love from human beings, followed by your own private love. You use the number 57 to closely relate to your mother's death year 1514. In the magic square, and to get the immortality of love?"
- Jin Feng, "A Letter to Dürer"
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