Sunday, May 24, 2015

Musica Universalis

Musica Universalis, Alicia Hunsicker, 2015
12x12, acrylic on cradle board
 Painting has been slow going over the last month as I have discovered that I need to upgrade my eyeglass prescription. I am painting much smaller and more detailed panels these days and maybe that has something to do with the amount of eye strain that I have been experiencing. I hope that when the new glasses arrive it will improve the length of my painting sessions and I can make up for some lost time toward my next show deadline.  I have been really enjoying weaving these lines and forms into a multi-dimentional space.

I am pleased to finally present the painting I have been working on for the last several weeks. It is the next painting in the 2015 Cosmic Bloom series, titled:
 "Musica Universalis" (Music of the Spheres in Latin)

from Wikipedia:
Musica universalis (lit. universal music, or music of the spheres) or Harmony of the Spheres is an ancient philosophical concept that regards proportions in the movements of celestial bodies—the Sun, Moon, and planets—as a form of musica (the Medieval Latin term for music). This "music" is not usually thought to be literally audible, but a harmonic and/or mathematical and/or religious concept. The idea continued to appeal to thinkers about music until the end of the Renaissance, influencing scholars of many kinds, including humanists.

Alicia Hunsicker's art is undeniably beautiful. She is an expert at extracting the highly-detailed textures and fibers of the human body, bringing them from darkness, into the light, with a technical precision that rivals any modern-day master.
David Aquino, Brattleboro Reformer