Genèse d'un carré magique, 2015

Mixed Media

Serigraphy on anodized aluminum with chassis

78.74 x 12.99 in

200.0 x 33.0 cm

Edition of 12

This work is signed and numbered at the back and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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78.74 x 12.99 in

200.0 x 33.0 cm

Edition of 12


    About The Work

    A 1514 etching by Albrecht Dürer “Melancholy,” represents a magical square that Vera Molnar discovered when she was a child. Composed of numbers from 1 to 16, disposed on 4 lines and 4 columns, the magical square has a particularity—the sum of every column, line and diagonal is equal to 34. Since her childhood, Molnar has never stopped interrogating that mysterious object in her art. Genesis of the magical square is a tribute to Dürer, 500 years after he created his etching. The sixteen numbers are bound according to a precise sequence, each step binding a number to the next one. In this sequence, the artist offers two variations—at each step, the drawing that appears is moved 45 degrees and the lines get thinner and thinner.

    Courtesy of Galerie 8+4 / Bernard Chauveau

    About Vera Molnar

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