The Isle of the Dead (I), 1880
The Isle of the Dead (II), 1880
The Isle of the Dead (III), 1883
The Isle of the Dead (IV), 1884 Destroyed during WWII
The Isle of the Dead (V), 1886
Luca Pancrazzi (Italian, b. 1961), Fuori registro [Out of register], 1998. Acrylic on canvas, 100.5 x 150 cm.
Prof. Dr, Max Bruckner, Four Plates from the Book “Vielecke und Vielflache”, (1900)
Regular convex polyhedra, frequently referenced as “Platonic” solids, are featured prominently in the philosophy of Plato, who spoke about them, rather intuitively, in association to the four classical elements (earth, wind, fire, water… plus ether). However, it was Euclid who actually provided a mathematical description of each solid and found the ratio of the diameter of the circumscribed sphere to the length of the edge and argued that there are no further convex polyhedra than those 5: tetrahedron, hexahedron (also known as the cube), octahedron, dodecahedron and icosahedron.