Fludd's elemental music and spheres, 1617

Fludd's elemental music and spheres, 1617

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Caption: Fludd's elemental music and spheres. Diagram showing the relation of the five basic elements to the heavenly spheres and the music of the heavens, as depicted by the English physician, astrologer, and mystic Robert Fludd (1574-1637). The text labels on the diagram are in Latin. A divine hand (upper right) is tightening the string on which the musical notes can be played. The concept that the perfect heavens were based upon musical theory goes back to Pythagoras and the Ancient Greeks. Artwork published in Fludd's philosophical treatise Utriusque cosmi historia (1617).

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