HELSBY HIGH SCHOOL. CELTIC AND AFRICAN ART PRESENTATION. Euclid of Alexandria. All about Euclid of Alexandria. A picture. When he was alive!. He was born in 325BC And he died in 265BC. All about Euclid . Euclid was a Greek mathematician best known for his treatise on geometry .
All about Euclid of Alexandria
Euclid was a Greek mathematician best known for his treatise on geometry
Not much history of the knots is available before the beginning of the Christian influence on the Celts in about 450 A.D. There is much evidence for the use of geometric patterns as ornamentation particularly in jewelry before that time. Some historians have theorized that early Celtic religion prevented their depicting creatures realistically.
The same pre-Christian designs found their way into early Christian manuscripts and artwork with the addition of depictions from life, such as animals, plants and even humans. In the beginning the patterns were intricately interwoven cords, called plaits, which can also be found in other areas of Europe, like Italy in 6th century. A fragment of a Gospel Book, now in the Durham Cathedral library and created in northern Britain in the 7th century, contains the earliest example of true knotted designs in the Celtic manner.
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