Jacopo de Barbari (attributed to), “Portrait of Luca Pacioli” (ca. 1500)

A mathematician and friar: Jacopo de Barbari (attributed to), "Portrait of Luca Pacioli" (ca 1500)

Amongst a dodecahedron model, resting upon his “Summa de arithmetica geometria proportioni et proportionalità” (1494), and a suspended glass rhombicuboctahedron, half filled with water, Luca Pacioli delivers a lesson of Euclidean Geometry. There are several theories on who the standing pupil may be, including one suggesting he may be Albrecht Durer.



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