Robert Fludd, also known as Robertus de Fluctibus (17 January 1574 – 8 September 1637), was a prominent English Paracelsian physician. He is remembered as an astrologer, mathematician, cosmologist, Qabalist and Rosicrucian apologist.
Fludd is best known for his compilations in *occult philosophy*. He had a celebrated exchange of views with Johannes Kepler concerning the scientific and hermetic approaches to knowledge. - Wikipedia
I was thinking that today's artists had a lot on their plate, being their own researchers, developers, technicians, PR agents, promo designers, website wizards etc, not to mention having to be articulate and clear about their practice and ready to speak publicly about it at the drop of a hat. Then I discover people like Fludd and Wenzel Jamnitz, and think about the idea of the Renaissance Man, and realise artists have always been much more than just the solitary, laconic old grumps waiting to be discovered in an garret somewhere of popular myth and legend.
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