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Fibonacci Inspired Art*

In maths there is a sequence of numbers called Fibonacci numbers which form a pattern to make a spiral.

The sequence is often used in art to produce work and compositions that are pleasing to the eye. For example: Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. 

Vincent van Gogh saw the link between nature and art and used the views around him as inspiration for his paintings. For example, in his painting titled Sunflowers. 

This same sequence can also be found in nature. The seeds on a sunflower follow the Fibonacci sequence to produce repeating spirals. Once we recognise the spiral, we can identify other plants and fruits that follow the pattern. 

Download the activity sheet from the resources section below and create your own piece of Fibonacci-inspired art