The Four Elements (1575-76), by Jacobo Zucchi

The Four Elements (1575-76), by Jacobo Zucchi

Artist: Jacopo Zucchi
Painting: The Four Elements 1575-76
Summary: This unfinished allegorical painting on copper may once have formed part of a larger decorative scheme. The subject is the Four Elements:

1) Water (in the form of a river-god and abundance of coral lower left),
2) Earth (in the form of Cybele who is seated lower centre),
3) Fire (shown by Vulcan in his forge lower right) and
4) Air (with Juno in the centre, surrounded by nymphs, and a multitude of birds upper left).

– The Four Elements, by Jacobo Zucchi, Web Gallery of Art, Wga.hu

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The Four Directions of the Cornerstone

These are the standard symbols used for the four Directions:

The North

The South

The East

The West

Directions Elements
Ikons

North

Air


South

Earth


East

Fire


West

Water


May the LORD God bless you in the name of the Judeo-Christian tradition.