Primes 1000 031 [mathematical abstract art print, unframed] A4/A3 sizes

$17.27



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If the universe is a mystery it is at least partially because prime numbers are a mystery. Prime numbers are the building blocks of reality. Anything that can be measured or counted is ultimately built out of the irreducible building blocks of prime numbers.

Their secrets have occupied the thoughts - the entire lives - of mathematicians. And though many of those secrets have been yielded up, the mystery remains.

There is nothing clever in this design. The circles represent the first 1000 integers - 40 rows of 25 circles. The circles with black lines round them are prime numbers. For the circles without black lines, their colour represents the largest prime number which is one of their factors, e.g. 930=31*5*3*2 so the colour is the same as 31. To cover all the factors needed to create the first 1000 numbers, the primes used are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29 & 31 - they are the only coloured circles with black lines, from the light shade of 2 to the darkest shade of 37.

If you can see a pattern, your name could be remembered down the centuries.

Designed by David Lawrence, d/dx art prints are created on 315 gsm Canson Infinity artboard produced at the centuries-old Arches paper mill in France. This superb card is acid-free and uses no optical brighteners to degrade over time. Ultrachrome K3 inks provide vivid colours which will last without fading for many decades in normal conditions. The robustness of the card makes DIY framing a simple matter.

The prints are standard European A4 (210*297mm) or A3 (297*420) in size and are unframed. They are packed flat in crystal envelopes with cardboard stiffener and posted in a rigid container via Royal Mail first class.

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In the unlikely event that there is a flaw in your print we are happy to exchange it or to refund the price on return. In the event of damage in transit, it helps if you can provide photographic or other evidence so that we can claim from Royal Mail.

Shipping from United Kingdom

We post items wherever possible within 2 working days. Prints are posted in rigid boxes via Royal Mail (First Class within the UK).

Refunds

In the unlikely event that there is a flaw in your print we are happy to exchange it or refund the price on return. In the event of damage in transit, it helps if you can provide photographic or other evidence so that we can claim from Royal Mail.

Additional

The colours you are seeing on your monitor are inevitably not precisely the colours you would see if you were looking at the same design in printed form. There is simply no way around that, since the internet places limits on the range of colours that can be displayed and, even if that were not the case, every monitor is subtly (sometimes wildly!) different in the way it displays colours.

But you can be reassured that the quality of our equipment is such that colours and quality are consistent over time and the print you receive will be identical to other prints sold in galleries and art fairs to buyers who have every opportunity to handle and assess them.

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