Guest Ryan Murtha Posted March 13, 2022 Share Posted March 13, 2022 This is interesting, Wenceslaus Hollar's frontispiece for the 1667 History of the Royal Society. In the background are several compasses, which can be used to draw a hexagon grid. The first two points used in its construction determine the whole grid, you can indicate a grid with just two points. One day back in 2005 I was flipping though a book on Leonardo da Vinci and thought his Bacchus looked intentionally awkward, pointing with both hands. So I tried the procedure and it only minimally conforms to the pattern, but subsequent investigation revealed many artworks composed in this way. Hollar's frontispice also looks a bit deliberately awkward, and someone might turn up an interesting discovery. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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