The Element - Fire... by HansBellani

T-Shirts & Hoodies

Clothing Style:
or
$35.14

Sizing Information

S M L XL 2XL
Chest 32" 33.0" 35.0" 37.0" 39.0"
Length 26.5" 27" 27.5" 28" 28.5"
T-shirts-womens

Features

  • 100% cotton slim-fitting masterpiece
  • Ethically sourced and beautifully tailored
  • Printed using cutting edge direct to garment technologies
  • Cold wash and hang out to dry

Design©Bellani’s Studio

The Element of Fire…an original finger painting…by N Kumar Bellani, my father…

Featured in the ‘Alive’ magazine, November 2008

Indian Tradition

Main article: Agni (Fire)

Agni is a Hindu and Vedic deity. The word agni is Sanskrit for “fire” (noun), cognate with Latin ignis (the root of English ignite), Russian ogon (fire), pronounced agon. Agni has three forms: fire, lightning and the sun.

Featured in the ’Woman’s Era’ magazine, February second, 2009

From Wikipedia

Fire (classical element)

Fire has been an important part of all cultures and religions, from pre-history to modern day, and was vital to the development of civilization. It has been regarded in many different fashions throughout history.

Greek and Roman Tradition
Fire is one of the four classical elements in ancient Greek philosophy and science. It was commonly associated with the qualities of energy, assertiveness, and passion. In one Greek myth, Prometheus stole fire from the gods to protect the otherwise helpless humans, but was punished for this kindness. The ancient Greeks distinguished the destructive (aidelon) fire, associated with Hades, from the creative fire, associated with Hephaistos.1 Goddess Hekate was called Pyrphoros (Fire-bearing), Pyripnon (Fire-breather), Daidoukhos (Torch-bearer) and Phosphoros (Light-bearer).1

Fire was one of many archai proposed by the Pre-socratics, most of whom tried to reduce all things to a single substance. However, Empedocles of Acragas (c. 495-c. 435 BCE) selected four archai for his four roots: air, fire, water, and earth. Empedocles’ roots became the four classical elements of Greek philosophy. Plato (427-347 BCE) took over the four elements of Empedocles. In the Timaeus, his major cosmological dialogue, the Platonic solid associated with fire is the tetrahedron which is formed from four equilateral triangles. This makes fire the element with the smallest number of sides, which Plato regarded as appropriate as the heat of fire feels sharp and stabbing (like little tetrahedra).2

Plato’s student Aristotle (384-322 BCE) developed a different explanation for the elements based on pairs of qualities. The four elements were arranged concentrically around the center of the universe to form the sublunary sphere. According to Aristotle, fire is both hot and dry, and occupies a place between earth and air among the elemental spheres.3

In ancient Greek medicine, each of the four humours became associated with an element. Yellow bile was the humor identified with fire, since both were hot and dry. Other things associated with fire and yellow bile in ancient and medieval medicine included the season of summer, since it increased the qualities of heat and aridity; the choleric temperament (of a person dominated by the yellow bile humour); the masculine; and the eastern point of the compass…

Indian Tradition

Main article: Agni (Fire)

Agni is a Hindu and Vedic deity. The word agni is Sanskrit for “fire” (noun), cognate with Latin ignis (the root of English ignite), Russian ogon (fire), pronounced agon. Agni has three forms: fire, lightning and the sun.

Agni is one of the most important of the Vedic gods. He is the god of fire and the acceptor of sacrifices. The sacrifices made to Agni go to the deities because Agni is a messenger from and to the other gods. He is ever-young, because the fire is re-lit every day, yet he is also immortal. In Indian tradition Fire is also linked to Surya or the Sun and Mangala or Mars, and with the south-east direction…

All works © Bellani’s Studio of which I’m a proud member

Sincerely,
Thank you

View Full Profile

Comments

  • kamaljeet kaur
    kamaljeet kaurover 5 years ago

    WOW HANS..this is great work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wonderful compliment…thank you Kamal…so much!!!!!!

    – HansBellani

  • Miraart
    Miraartover 5 years ago

    Interesting work!

  • Many thanks indeed Mira!

    – HansBellani

  • anandbakshi
    anandbakshiover 5 years ago

    Cool one Hans……….

  • Thank you Anand

    – HansBellani

  • blamo
    blamoover 5 years ago

    Your fires burnin bright

  • Thank you Tone, have a wonderful weekend, to you and family

    – HansBellani

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 5 years ago

    facinating and vibrant! Well done Hans !

  • Thank you Margaret, have a nice weekend…

    – HansBellani


desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.