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Redressing the Balance: Levinus Vincent’s Wonder Theatre of Nature

- August 20, 2014 in Art & Illustrations, cabinet of curiosities, cabinet of curiosity, geometry, levinus vincent, nature, pattern, prelapserian, Science & Medicine, silk, wonder theatre of nature, Wondertooneel der Nature, wunderkammer

Bert van de Roemer explores the curiosity cabinets of the Dutch collector Levinus Vincent and how the aesthetic drive behind his meticulous ordering of the contents was in essence religious, an attempt to emphasise the wonder of God's creations by restoring the natural world to its prelapsarian harmony.