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Celtic knotwork, the ultimate tutorial

Celtic knotwork, the ultimate tutorial

Celtic knot Stone Celtic crosses, such as this, are a major source of our knowledge of Celtic knot design. Carpet page from Lindisfarne Gospels, showing knotwork detail. Almost all of the folios of the Book of Kells contain small illuminations like this decorated initial. History[edit] Examples of plait work (a woven, unbroken cord design) predate knotwork designs in several cultures around the world,[2] but the broken and reconnected plait work that is characteristic of true knotwork began in northern Italy and southern Gaul and spread to Ireland by the 7th century.[3] The style is most commonly associated with the Celtic lands, but it was also practiced extensively in England and was exported to Europe by Irish and Northumbrian monastic activities on the continent. Examples[edit] See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]

Totally Tessellated: Mosaics/Tilings As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. Parents - For supporting the use of technology not only as an instrument of learning, but as a means of creating knowledge. We encourage everyone to continue to “Think, Create and Collaborate,” unleashing the power of technology to teach, share, and inspire. Best wishes, The Oracle Education Foundation Making Celtic Knots This is an easy way to draw a Celtic knot. You don't have to rub anything out! This method uses colour and outlines. It is particularly suitable for free-form, flowing knots and entangled animals, as used in illuminated manuscripts. It is so simple that it can be used by young children. If drawing it on paper (in the 'real world'), then use a pale broad felt tip pen for the initial lines, and a dark thin felt tip for the outlines. If you want a knot with just one string and no loose ends, you must start with an odd number of lines in both directions. Once you've mastered the technique, you can try more complicated shapes. You can make any shape you want. You do not need to restrict yourself to a simple grid pattern (see left). I am not sure whether the painters of illuminated manuscripts used this technique. Return to index. © Jo Edkins 2003

Aon Celtic Art Timeless Myths Mathématiques - Jeux et mathématiques. Les logiciels et applications de construction de noeuds Voic une liste de logiciels et d'applications permettant de construire des noeuds et entrelacs celtes J'ai retenu les applications qui fonctionnent sous windows et qui sont gratuites (ou version d'évaluation). KnotsBag - Logiciel à Télécharger Logiciel de dessin VECTORIEL basé sur des graphes pour créer de magnifiques entrelacs: Un lien vers la dernière version, Knotbags 2.0. Vous pouvez télécharger une version sans licence (pas d'export) en bas de la page du lien Knotwork Une application JAVA, voici le site Vous pouvez le télécharger ici Knotplot - Logiciel à Télécharger Un logiciel de création de noeuds. Vous pouvez télécharger une version d'évaluation ici Knotworker - Logiciel à Télécharger Un vieux logiciel de création d'entrelacs Voici un apperçu Vous pouvez télécharger une version d'évaluation de 21 jours ici Proscribe - Application sans téléchargement Voici une application réalisée par Andy Sloss. Knotwork Designer - Application sans téléchargement

Reed's Celtic Computer "Art" Site I'm Reed Mihaloew (known in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) as Rolin Thurmundsson, and available through e-mail at "[last name] [at] mitre [dot] org"). I've been interested in Celtic-style art since the late 70's, having been introduced to it through the SCA. My original work was all done by hand, but I started to experiment with computer drawn work in the early 80's; originally on a Mac. My original aim was to generate Celtic page templates that I could trace with a light table and fill in by hand using manual calligraphic and painting techniques. Despite the name of this page, I make no claims to "artistry" in these works--just that I like them. All the images on these pages were generated using Paint Shop Pro (versions 3 through 8 -- see for information). My current Dell laptop PC uses a 2.2GHz P4 processor, 512MB RAM, and a NEC 19" LCD monitor used in tandem with the laptop display... I consider myself heavily indebted to a number of talented people.

Celtic - ♠ Pagan Roots The Celts were animists, believing that all aspects of the natural world contained spirits, and that communication was possible with these spirits. Druidry The Celts venerated certain trees. Druidry Druidry is a form of modern spirituality or religion that generally promotes harmony and worship of nature, and respect for all beings, including the environment. Celtic Books Celtic Music Celtic Movies Sources Alba (Scotland) Kentoc'h mervel eget bezañ saotret (Rather death than dishonour) Cymru (Wales) Kernow (Cornish)Onen hag oll Éire (Irish) Iberia Breizh (Breton) Gaul Mannin (Manx) Galicia

Chris Jordan - Ushirikiano Ushirikiano noun (Swahili): partnership, collaboration, or community of shared interest This year I was honored to be chosen for the Prix Pictet Commission, which took me on a thousand-mile safari in a part of Kenya that most tourists never see. There I encountered a confederation of NGO’s working closely with local tribes to create a sustainable way of life based on principles of environmental stewardship, wildlife conservation, and peace. Despite enormous adversity that includes poverty, drought, and wildlife poaching, and some dubious intrusions of outside religious, commercial, and educational culture, this quiet mini-revolution, led by a council of tribal elders, is bringing peace and stability to a huge area of Kenya. Our twelve-day exploration traversed a wild, dry-baked landscape of red soils, thorny bushes, lions, hyenas, and isolated tribal villages with no paved roads or electricity for several thousand square miles. ~cj, August, 2011

The KnotPlot Site The Celts and Romans - Interactive History Resources De beaux entrelacs Introduction sociologique : les math comme magie ? Quand il s’agit d’expliquer ce que sont les mathématiques à des adolescents, on est toujours confronté à la difficulté d’identifier un sujet qui est assez simple pour qu’ils le comprennent, est assez sophistiqué pour les intéresser. La plupart du temps on tombe à côté et soit on leur explique comment résoudre un problème de manière un peu alambiquée, alors qu’ils lui trouvent, dans la vie courante, une solution approchée satisfaisante, et ils sont donc moyennement intéressés par nos explications, c’est le tour de prestidigitation d’un vendeur de foire dont on voit les grosses ficelles ; soit la question les intéresse, c’est un problème qu’ils ne savent pas résoudre et dont la solution est désirable, mais la technique est hors de portée, cela reste de la magie complète pour eux, avec son lot d’incantations de formules incompréhensibles et l’invocation de puissants sorciers. Croix celte GPL Andreas F. Mosaïque de la Ca d’Oro, Venise Frise Trèfle