£26.00 – £250.00
Original Artwork: 50cm x 70cm acrylic on canvas
Status: Private Collector
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A3 Fine Art Archival Hahnemuhle Photorag Pearle 320gsm
A1 Fine Art Archival Hahnemuhle Photorag Pearle 320gsm
A0 Fine Art Archival Hahnemuhle Photorag Pearle 320gsm
Hağia Sofia or Ayasofya
A first church was built on this same site during the 4th c. AD. It was destroyed and a second was built by Constantius, the son of Constantine the Great, but that was burned down during the Nika riots of 532. It was rebuilt under the supervision of emperor Justinian I and rededicated on 27 December 537. It is claimed there is a mathematical model behind the Hagia Sophia and the entire design is based on an analemma; a circle inscribed in a square, which is inscribed in a circle. This is a projection technique making it possible to interconnect the earth with the ‘heavens’; the sphere represents the sky, god and the church and the cube represents the earth. An overlapping double-square analemma as a uniform design shape for the ground plan and the elevation of the cathedral, penetrating each other three-dimensionally in the form of a cube and sphere… got it? Is that clear?
Anyway, when no one is looking Sofi can fly into space or swim in the ocean, but that’s a quantum thought and another world away in my own imagination…
It was converted to a mosque after the Fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks under Sultan Mehmet II in 1453. In 1934, under Turkish President Atatürk, Hagia Sofia was turned into the Ayasofya Museum.
There’s a hole in one of the walls for you to place your thumb inside and if you can turn it around 360° you get to make a wish. Of course, not every one has access to anti-gravity cream which enables a mid-air turn like clock hands, so wishes are rarely called upon.
A3 Fine Art Archival Hahnemuhle Photorag Pearle 320gsm, A1 Fine Art Archival Hahnemuhle Photorag Pearle 320gsm, A0 Fine Art Archival Hahnemuhle Photorag Pearle 320gsm