Saturday, October 22, 2011

Does the Tara Brooch fit the Golden Ratio?

In today's Irish Times there is a small piece discussing the complexity of the famous Tara Brooch.
THE COMPLEXITY of the Tara brooch goes deeper than the creatures that line its metal edges.
Dr Michael Brennan dissected its symmetry and geometry at the National Museum of Ireland yesterday afternoon as part of Maths Week 2011.

The rest of the article can be read HERE.

Old Columban Art Exhibition

Friday, October 21, 2011

Form VI, Still Life Drawing

Today's images show Mr. Watts instructing and advising the Form VI Art pupils on the elements and principles involved in Still Life Composition. The Still Life question in the Leaving Certificate Exam accounts for 25% of the overall mark. The remaining marks are split between the Craft paper, Life Drawing and the History of Art.

Jonathan Shiell

Kim Jennings

Ciara O Byrne