15 NAPOLEON BEES

The modern work of art,

as I have said, is a symbol.

 

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No, Napoleon was not a bee-keeper. However, he often wore images of this industrious insect as it was considered a symbol of immortality and resurrection.

Hexagon - The hexagonal symbolism of the beehive contains the sacred number 6, which stands for balance and union.

Double triangle - To the Greeks, the triangle is symbolic of a doorway and revisits the combination of polarities to push out a new opening. Each side and corner sings out a melody, and their combination in form creates a harmonic orchestration.

Napoleon-bees-simulation
Front
Detail
Close up
Magnetic paint and iron powder
Measuring the right angle
Hexagonal cells
Testing the finish

Specs: gold foil, iron powder, magnetic paint, ink, mixed media

Size: cm 60x60

Testing the finish