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Mathematical Observations

Picture in Focus online exhibition – Reading School, Reading


Year 7 pupils were set the challenge of finding mathematical observations in Titian’s painting Diana and Actaeon. They explored the composition of the painting, measuring the angles of every bent limb – a motif that is repeated multiple times throughout the painting.

Download a pupil's mathematical observations of 'Diana and Actaeon'

PDF file Diana and Actaeon – Mathematical Observations [PDF 330KB – opens in a new window]

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Image above: Detail from Titian, Diana and Actaeon, 1556-9 © The National Gallery London / The National Galleries of Scotland