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Octahedron Platonic Figure

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Octahedron Platonic Figure

  • 8 in. L x 8 in. W x 6.5 in. H
De devina proportioned. In 1509 Luca Paciola published this legendary book. Its illustrator, Leonardo da Vinci, devised a method to portray the five Plantonic shapes in 3-D perspective, shaded like real objects, rather than geometrical diagrams. From Plato's time these forms had special significance to mathematicians and philosophers alike, representing symbols for earth and fire, water and air. The juxtaposition of science and art intrigued Renaissance intelligentsia. Wooden models commissioned at Milanese and Florentine courts became actual symbols of learning and sophistication. Besides their metaphysical and geometric importance, the Da Vinci polyhedral shapes are quintessential building blocks of matter. The Platonic figures, the supreme expression of the majesty of geometry, were revered by philosophers and mathematicians of ancient Greece & the Renaissance. The mysterious powers of mathematics and science and its application to art were a favorite study of the quintessential Renaissance man, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519). His delicately shaded illustrations of polyhedrons appears in Luca Paciolis 1509 book De divina proportioned. These shapes were thought to be related to the elements: the cube to Earth, tetrahedron to fire, octahedron to air, icosahedron to water, and dodecahedron to heavenly ether. Enjoy the classic beauty and pleasing proportions of these timelessly intriguing shapes.

Product Specifications

Height (Inches)
6.5

Length (Inches)
8

Style
Traditional

Width (Inches)
8

Manufacturer SKU
AR036

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