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Art tessellation HTML5


Two artistic paintings are portrayed here to discover the art of paving. The suggested activities permit a progressive analysis leading to a faithful representation of a paving.

  1. Observe and recognize the regularities in the paving.
  2. Understand how the paving is built: Identify patterns and match them together.
  3. Build the paving: recognize the geometrical transformation and apply the same transformation to the reference pattern.

Select a board by clicking the arrows. Click on the board button to show the complet paving

Three ways to reproduce a board:

  1. Coloring: Select a painting pot. Click on the shape to color it.
  2. Placing: Select and place a shape amongst those suggested.
  3. Build: Place and transform the reference shape.


  • The Lizard pattern is inspired by M.C. Escher's works. (
  • The Banjo player is inspired by Alain Nicolas works  (

Learning goals

  • To observe and produce regularities with patterns.

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The difficulty in the creation of a paving is the elaboration of the reference pattern. Numerous examples of pavings are present in everyday life: cells of a honeycomb, floor tiling, mosaics...…

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