Is there a magic equation to the universe? A series of numbers capable of unraveling the most complicated organic properties or deciphering the plot of “Lost”? Probably not. But thanks to one medieval man’s obsession with rabbits, we have a sequence of numbers that reflect various patterns found in nature.
Why do so many natural patterns reflect the Fibonacci sequence? Scientists have pondered the question for centuries. In some cases, the correlation may just be coincidence. In other situations, the ratio exists because that particular growth pattern evolved as the most effective
ABRIL, is the Spanish name for the month in which Fibonacci came up with the idea of his famous Sequence. A Tribute to this amazing Sequence, Aurea Stone has developed the most beautiful Statuario ever seen before. Highlighting true deep light and dark grey veins with an incredible shade change inside them will make wonder is it’s real or not.
A unique ultra white background with amazing movement and pattern on it makes ABRIL the perfect choice for a high end and classy environment
DINERGY IS THE PATTERN FORMING PROCESS OF THE UNION OF OPPOSITES.
This pattern forming can be seen throughout nature.
Dinergy is the concept that the Golden Rectangle is made up of two unequal parts, a minor and a major part that are joined in a harmonious whole.
Michelangelo was inspired to paint the Sistine Chapel by the Dinergy concept of Nature. He used Cangiante techniques.
Cangiante is characterized by the painter’s changing to a different, lighter, hue when the original hue cannot be made light enough or conversely, changing to a darker hue when the original hue cannot be made dark enough.
AUREA STONE Dinergy patterns show so many different shades, colors, lights and darks on each vein, you’ll believe they came from nature itself. And the only difficulty will be in choosing between the major or the minor designs.
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection – Michelangelo
AUGUSTE RODIN’S MONUMENTAL MARBLE SCULPTURE OF TWO NAKED LOVERS FUSED IN PASSION, “THE KISS”, REPRESENTS PAOLO AND FRANCESCA, TWO CHARACTERS BORROWED FROM DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY.
It must one of the frankest – and most popular – images of love in the history of art.
As with many of Rodin’s sculptures, “The Kiss” is designed to be viewed from every angle and Rodin wanted the piece to be believable and real.
Although it was not done intentionally, Rodin repeated the sculpture many times until he found the correct size for it: 181,5cm x 112,3cm. Exactly an AUREA PROPORTION.
Deep in the Apuane Mountains of Tuscany, Italy are the most beautiful white marbles the world has ever known. It is here that the rich tradition of Italian marble production began, and it is these exquisite stones that have inspired so many throughout human history.
Continuously quarried for over 2,000 years, this classic symbol of wealth and refined taste has been employed in the construction of many of Westerncivilization’s most important monuments. Statuario is the most precious variety of these Italian marbles. With dramatic veining against an icy white backdrop, Statuario makes a powerful statement in any design. Timeless in its beauty, its crisp white background and gray veining brings a sense of elegance and sophistication to any project.
Now, thanks to Phi Technology, you have DIVINE. A unique Statuario that will fit perfectly in your dream project.
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely – Auguste Rodin
IF YOU EPITOMIZE SOMETHING, YOU’RE A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THAT THING.
Picasso may have been the epitome of creativity, elegance and perfection.
His rigorous work ethic meant that he was able to apply his creative genius to a diverse range of media,including sculpture, ceramics, mosaics, drawing, printmaking, collage and stage design.
The aura of Picasso’s ‘Midas’ touch, his magnetic persona and turbulent personal life, peppered with muses and lovers who fueled his impassioned creative drive, ensured that he was the first Western artist to become in his own lifetime an international celebrity whose work commanded a mass audience.
The Golden veins of EPITOME may be a synthesis of the influence and message that Pablo Picasso tried to share through his art: Nature, Passion and Elegance all in one design: EPITOME
Everything you can imagine is real – Pablo Picasso
Def. A curve on the surface of a cylinder or cone such that its angle to a plane perpendicular to the axis is constant. Helixes can spiral clockwise or counter-clockwise and one would be the mirror reflection of the other.
The use of the Arabic numerals permitted Fibonacci to find that there are numbers whose ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the two quantities..This ratio can help us understand the nature of phenomena like the helixes found in storms, cyclones and hurricanes, or in the structure of the DNA, which is based on the ratio between, precisely, 21 and 34.
Long before the discovery of DNA, the caduceus, a double helix of two serpents coiled around a wand, was regarded as the symbol of the Greek god Hermes, messenger of the gods, purveyor of incantations and protector of merchants.
Dark grey background with an attractive and subtle white veining throughout. The dramatic contrast of the white vein against the warm grey base makes this color a very elegant and sophisticated stone. No only shows personality, strength and character, but also grace and contemporaneity.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, THE 16TH PRESIDENT, WAS KNOWN FOR MANY THINGS; FREEING THE SLAVES, WINNING THE CIVIL WAR, AND HOLDING THE UNION TOGETHER, TO NAME A FEW.
But, he was also one of the most literary presidents to exist. Of the three books that sat on his White House desk, one of them was the works of Shakespeare—a writer Lincoln cherished throughout his life. He also enjoyed going to the theater, which in his day, often meant viewing the Shakespearean works, as well.
Shakespeare has been credited for introducing more than 3,000 words to the English language by the Oxford dictionary. It is estimated that his vocabulary ranged from 17,000 to a dizzying 29,000 words– at least double the number of words used by the average conversationalist.
Because of the Union of these two exquisite human beings, we have been inspired to develop the very unique: LINCOLN
CALACATTA LINCOLN marble is quarried from a gallery quarry near Aspen, Colorado, which was discovered in 1873. Characterized by a clean white background, with distinct gray veining, this is an all-American marble with great character and beauty, and directly connected to AUREA proportions:
The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. has a length of 192 feet and a width of 119 feet. The ratio between these is 1.6…..the Golden Ratio.
We invite you to discover the magic and exquisiteness of LINCOLN, so close your eyes, make a wish and….
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years – Abraham Lincoln
The early mathematician Fibonacci introduced Arabic numerals to the West.
He also discovered the number sequence found in everything from daisies to databases.
Fibonacci also laid the groundwork for our modern-day mathematical understanding of certain shapes in nature, including Nautilus shells.
These shapes are called logarithmic spirals, and Nautilus shells are just one example. You also see logarithmic spiral shapes in spiral galaxies, and in many plants such as sunflowers.
Super White overall tone with light grey and gold veining. Nautilus presents a vintage style, perfect for any classy and fineness environment.
PARAGON: A MODEL OR PATTERN OF EXCELLENCE OR PERFECTION OF KIND.
In the art world, there are countless famous works of art that we all recognize, but can we always name the artist behind them?
There are a handful of artists whose signature styles make their pieces easily recognizable, like Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Picasso, Warhol, Pollock and, of course Dalí, whose painting The Persistence of Memory has made him the most famous representative of the Surrealist movement and quite possibly the most widely recognized artist in the world.
Something similar happens with Paragon, a new AUREA STONE white marble color that will remain unforgettable to the eyes with a deep and elegant pattern design, creating unique spaces that will persist in anyone’s memory.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings – Salvador Dali
THROUGHOUT HISTORY, THE RATIO FOR LENGTH TO WIDTH OF RECTANGLES OF 1.618 HAS BEEN CONSIDERED THE MOST PLEASING TO THE EYE.
This ratio was named the golden ratio or Aurea Proportion by the Greeks. In the world of mathematics, the numeric value is called “PHI”, named for the Greek sculptor Phidias.
Phidias was a Greek sculptor, painter and architect. His statue of Zeus at Olympia was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World . Phidias also designed the statues of the goddess Athena on the Athenian Acropolis, namely the Athena Parthenon inside the Parthenon, all of them under an Aurea Proportion
Phidias is often credited as the driving force behind the Classical Greek sculptural design. Today, most critics and historians consider him one of the greatest of all ancient Greek sculptors.
This Aurea Stone color is not only a tribute to the discoverer of PHI but a masterpiece of design that fills your spaces with colors and patterns that rival Nature herself.
Raphael paints wisdom, Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it
Def. A Fibonacci sequence is a list of numbers in which every element after the first two is the sum of the two preceding elements. The general example of a Fibonacci sequence starts with the number one as the first two elements. 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8…
By developing his eponymous proportion, Fibonacci found the trail that leads us to a mathematical explanation of what was called since the distant 5th century BC the Golden Ratio, or Golden Proportion.
According to the astronomer Johannes Kepler, if we divide increasing consecutive Fibonacci numbers the result will get closer and closer to that proportion, an irrational number itself with an approximated value of 1.6180339887… The Golden Number.
The first known artist to have used the Golden Proportion in his designs was the magnificent sculptor and architect Phidias, author of, among other works, the statue of Zeus at Olympia, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Is in Phidias’ honor that this number, which embodies the Golden Proportion, has been represented by the Greek letter Phi: φ.
This quasi-magic φ, along with its mathematical ratios and proportions, can be found everywhere: hurricanes, galaxies, animal bodies, harmonics, music, light… It seems to bond the beauty of the cosmos, from its smallest manifestations to its largest spatial structures.
Grey veins and curving shadows performing in a peerless white background. With an exquisite and classic timeless appearance, SEQUENCE corresponds to the perception of beauty.
SFUMATO IS ONE OF THE FOUR CANONICAL PAINTING MODES OF RENAISSANCE ART.
The word sfumato comes from the Italian language and is derived from fumo (smoke). “Sfumato” translated into English means soft, vague or blurred.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) became the most prominent practitioner of Sfumato – his famous painting of the Mona Lisa exhibits the technique. Leonardo da Vinci described sfumato as “without lines or borders, in the manner of smoke or beyond the focus plane.”
This VENATINO SFUMATO offers a unique transparency and mildness in its veins and background that can be only compared to an artwork created by ancient masters like Leonardo.
Now you can enjoy it with all the advantages of an AUREA STONE product and the beauty of nature.
Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art – Leonardo da Vinci
But our tribute to the figure of Fibonacci cannot stay in the realm of the mere facts. One of the great aspects of mathematics, one that allows us to dream and dare to make dreams real, is its endless capacity of connection.
The mathematics of the Golden Ratio and of the Fibonacci sequence are no exception to this magic-ish phenomenon. Even the apparently random flight of a beautiful butterfly can be analyzed and subject to explanation by reducing it to the Golden Ratio. We know it would be a game, a divertimento, but this apparently useless game would prepare us to reach new possibilities of real scientific knowledge, new horizons which we didn’t dare to contemplate before.
And, precisely, this is the biggest and most important tribute the Aurea Stone pays both to Fibonacci and its proponents: daring to imagine the unthinkable. Venturing onward to new creations based on the solid ground of science, while always exemplifying a timeless beauty.
Refinement yet striking vast grey veins confronting a pure white background. A very realistic pattern which confers classicism and sobriety to any space