January 19, 2011
Splendor Solis (The Splendor of the Sun) is an alchemical manuscript, work of art attributed to Salomon Trismosin from the 16th century dated 1532-1535 of 22 colored plates depicting the symbolic Alchemical death and rebirth of the King. There are 20 copies worldwide held in museums.
Enjoy the art and symbolism.
The following video displays the originals with a few modernized versions of some of the pieces by artist Laurie Lipton who was commissioned by Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica.
Your comments with interpretations are welcome.