Günter Ziegler on Guardian Blog

500 years ago the artist Albrecht Dürer created one of his most famous copper engraving -- the Melencolia I.

  • Date: 03.12.2014, 07:43

A woman, some planets and a many mathematical puzzles and mysteries: Melencolia I is an enigma since centuries. Günter Ziegler wrote a blog entry for The Guardian on one aspect of the image, the strange central polytope.

There is a film by Jan Schneider inspired by (the mathematics behind) Melencolia coming with the blog entry.