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# Pablo Picasso & √2 Diagrams

Pablo Picasso painted ‘First Communion’ in 1896. He was around 15 years old at the time. It’s a large painting at 65.4”…

# Everything We See…

How do you teach someone something they already know? They’ve seen all their lives. They learned about primary colors in kindergarten. They’ve…

# VLQ: What Do You See?

Ironically, the last question from the Visual Literacy Quiz is typically the starting place for most of my instruction. Why? Because this diagram…

# VLQ: Which Painting is by Picasso?

Well, we know from the last post that the painting B, on the right, is ‘Guernica’ painted by Pablo Picasso in 1937….

# VLQ- How do these relate?

Painting A is the ‘Annunciation’ – 1472-1475 by Leonardo Da Vinci. Painting B is ‘Orange Diagonal’ – 2008 by Ellsworth Kelly. Painting C…

# VLQ: Which of these does not relate to the DEMR?

First, the Division in Extreme and Mean Ration (DEMR) is a proportional relationship discovered by Euclid * and documented in his book…

# VLQ: Can you construct a √2 rectangle?

Some rectangles are more fun than others, mathematically, especially for design.  They are known as the Root Rectangles or the Golden Section Series. …

# VLQ: What do we call the Red Line?

Topology: Part III As we learned in the Topology: Part II post, one of the Primary Shapes is a Square. A square…

# VLQ: What is the Opponent to this?

So we learned here that, according to Traditional Color Theory and the color wheel, the Complement to Red is Green. Traditional Color Theory…

# Mixing Things Up!

Hopefully these demonstrations will resolve any lingering doubts about the idea that Red + Green = Yellow. So, how does this all relate…