francoisdenis

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  1. Hi Ben,

    To continue my idea, the design of a violin requires the implementation of surfaces. For that, one uses numbers that one puts in relation and finally one inscribes the trajectory of a point (contour). Actually I realized that this design refered to the Quadrivium. The surfaces concern geometry, numbers = arithmetic, the relation between numbers = music and moving geometry (trajectory) = astronomy (according to Proclus).
    This makes me think that abstraction is nourished by practice and that many are not very aware of it.

    1. francoisdenis

      francoisdenis

      "their theoretical importance is less " i'm speaking for the craftmen of the XV and XVI°C

       

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  2. Hi Ben,

    To continue my idea, the design of a violin requires the implementation of surfaces. For that, one uses numbers that one puts in relation and finally one inscribes the trajectory of a point (contour). Actually I realized that this design refered to the Quadrivium. The surfaces concern geometry, numbers = arithmetic, the relation between numbers = music and moving geometry (trajectory) = astronomy (according to Proclus).
    This makes me think that abstraction is nourished by practice and that many are not very aware of it.

    1. francoisdenis

      francoisdenis

      I fully understand what DB communicates, first because it's not difficult. In return I would have liked him to understand me (but it will be probably a too long shot, I gave up). Usually I do not post on this forum, so I have little experience, a very limited experience of the language and codes but I understood that MN is ta good place for those who seek a platform for simplist points of view publicity.
      I have the feeling that it is difficult (for me! to bring clarity and interest to the debate, to give historical perspective etc .... In fact I feel a little off the mark. Youtube could be a better platform for me in the future.
      There is much to say about the Vitruvian figure and the evolution of its representation tells us the evolution of society. We know that of Leonardo but that of Cesare Cesariano for example tells another story. In my opinion, since their origin, the vitruvian figure sets out a goal to reach an ideal. It sums up a lot of things. Here all forms fit in a surface. The man is in the center of a creation ideally conceived in the limits of the square and the circle.
      It seems that the relationships of the surfaces have prevailed on the curves. In any case their theoretical importance is less (as you noted curves being more on the artistic side). At least in France... the ellipse is considered as a sign of the XVII ° S and Baroque. They are difficult to trace but netherless occure naturally in the deformation of the circle.
      Are you serious about the abstract or is it to tease me?

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