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A floor in the Certosa of Calci

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The floors at the Certosa di Calci (a monastery near Pisa) often have a 3D effect. The picture shows a wooden panel, created at the Istituto d'Arte "Russoli" in Pisa for the exhibition "La matematica sotto i piedi", which reproduces one of these floors. You can get a 3D effect in two different ways (concave or convex) - in this photo it is easier to see the convex effect, and you just need to turn it upside down to get the other effect. The type of symmetry of a pattern is different depending on whether you consider the color (o) or just the geometry of the figure (3*3).
This image has been used in the number 2 of the exhibition XlaTangente.

The image belongs to the sections...:
3*3 (p31m) (Symmetry)
Other tessellations (2D geometry)
Other matters (From "XlaTangente")
From "fun with hexagons" (From "XlaTangente")
From the exhibition "Le geometrie della Certosa - la matematica sotto i piedi", Calci (Pisa) 2004 (Other exhibitions around the world)
"about the project" (From "XlaTangente")
Three-dimensional effect (3D geometry)
O (p1) (Symmetry)


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