|Musica Universalis, Alicia Hunsicker, 2015
12x12, acrylic on cradle board
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)
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.