"Detail of a scene in the bowl of the letter 'P' with a woman with a set-square
and dividers; using a compass to measure distances on a diagram. In her left hand she
holds a square, an implement for testing or drawing right angles. She is watched by a
group of students. In the Middle Ages, it is unusual to see women represented as teachers,
in particular when the students appear to be monks. She may be the personification of
Geometry. Illustration at the beginning of Euclid's Elementa, in the translation
attributed to Adelard of Bath."
(Leonardo da Vinci: Vitruvian Man)
WHERE DO YOU
DRAW THE LINE
they say LOVE makes the world go round
only a square would disagree
love triangles are sometimes found
in life's complex geometry
all sorts of angles may abound
there's no obvious Q.E.D.
Detail from Raphael's fresco 'The School of Athens' depicting Euclid.
(Sierpinski triangle - fractal)
"A straight line segment can be drawn by joining any two
...The whole is greater than the part."
Obtuse Angles - like really stupid
Right Angles - are there any wrong ones?
Complementary Angles - they go together well
Corresponding Angles - just penpals
A Cute Angle - how sweet!
Other Ancient Greeks
Newton, William Blake 1795/ c.1805