Sacred Geometry in Byzantine and Russian Schools
The geometrical composition of the Virgin of Vladimir chooses the harmony of golden ratio to build the Nimbes of Christ and of his Mother.
 Rublev Dürer Art R. Astrologie Autour Liens Auteur Fr Ru Us/En Cz De 16.08.10 V - The Nimbe of the Virgin     The aureola of the Virgin has its place in this introduction to Sacred Geometry. The value of its diameter is Phi squared (Phi + 1), modeled on the triangle 3,4,5. The "Number from God", given by God to man to find / create harmony on Earth, magnifies the mother of God. It expresses the mission, outreaches. Didn't she asked to Jesus to multiply the wine ? The role of the Virgin Mary always tries to relate God to men, she intercedes ... Madonna, seen by the ancients, is human in the noblest sense of the term.                                                      Two crossing rectangles, Phi by (Phi +1).                        They draw a square in their center (Phi)     Two golden rectangles, value of Phi and Phi+1, are intersecting at the center of the aureola, and they draw a square value of Phi. We find the human dimension of Mary. Jesus is involved in this : his face is here designated as human. The diagonal rising in the white square is the exact extension of segment 3, celestial dimension of the triangle. The golden division of the square emphasizes Mary's left eye, while her right eye sits on a diagonal shift of the square. Other lines are involved but the "reading" would become difficult ...     VI - The Nimbe of Christ, Baby Jesus     Let us take the golden rectangles of the Virgin. The aueola of Christ clings perfectly to this figure, like Jesus on her neck. The algebraic expression of the diameter of this circle is complex : √ [3 Phi (Phi 1)] ÷ 2 (Phi 1) ≈ 1.175 ...     This same circle fits perfectly inside the liseret adorning the veil of Mary, to form a superb Vesica Piscis. The aura of divine comes here together with the human faces of mother and son with a kiss to the center. The top of the triangle is on the second circle. © Yvo Jacquier - All the rights reserved. NEXT