Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Epiphany Banners by Arthur Loeb

Epiphany Banners

“Three Kings” by Arthur Loeb, 2001. Photo by Chris Pollari.

Arthur Loeb (1923-2002), a UniLu member and professor at Harvard’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, created these abstract banners to represent the Three Kings of Epiphany. They were inspired by Arthur’s early research in crystallography and the relationship between mathematics and art. He once said that the left banner is the only one that is asymmetric. The diagonals represent motion, the Procession to Bethlehem. The middle banner is the Presentation of gifts. The right banner represents the Adoration.

—Chris Pollari