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Influence of Astrology

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Influence of Astrology Slide 9-48: The Towers According to Painton Cowan, the astrological number twelve is the most common number in rose windows, especially in the south transepts. At Chartres there are three large rose windows, North, South, and West, each divided into twelve segments. The influence of astrology in Chartres also shows up in the zodiac signs over doorway on the west side, in a zodiac window, and in the towers of the sun and moon, in an outdoor sundial, and an astronomical clock. Mandorla or Vesica Another geometric figure made from circular arcs is the vesica or mandorla , a very common geometric figure in art history. A vesica is, simply, the common area to two overlapping circles. We'll see that the vesica has several symbolic meanings and associations;
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Unformatted text preview: symbolic logic almond aureole fish eye and we'll discuss them in that order. Venn Diagram In symbolic logic, this figure represents the intersection of two sets, a good symbol for the intersection of Art & Geometry. The Vesica as an Almond The vesica is also called the mandorla because of its almond shape, a powerful symbol because a nut is the seed from which a tree grows. The almond is often mentioned in the bible . . . Aaron's Rod in the Old Testament was made of almond wood. In Jeremiah, ". . . behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds." In Exodus, the bowls of the menorah were to be made in the shape of almonds....
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