The Four Elements

Xavier Cortada: “Four Elements at the Frost: aqua, aer, ignis and terra,”
signed, numbered, limited edition (edition of 10) prints on Somerset velvet,
78″ x 20″ (each of four individual prints), 2008.

The Four Elements – Xavier Cortada’s four pieces he created for his public art commission at the Frost Art Museum are “digital tapestries” titled after the Greek classical elements: aqua, aer, ignis and terra. In Greek philosophy, science, and medicine these four elements represent “the realms of the cosmos wherein all things exist and whereof all things consist.”Frost Art MuseumToday, we know that water, air, fire and earth are actually comprised of the molecules made from elements found in the Periodic Table.

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