The connection between mathematics and art goes back thousands of years. Mathematics has been used in the design of Gothic cathedrals, Rose windows, oriental rugs, mosaics and tilings. Geometric forms were fundamental to the cubists and many abstract expressionists, and award-winning sculptors have used topology as the basis for their pieces. Dutch artist M.C. Escher represented infinity, Möbius bands, tessellations, deformations, reflections, Platonic solids, spirals, symmetry, and the hyperbolic plane in his works.
Mathematicians and artists continue to create stunning works in all media and to explore the visualization of mathematics--origami, computer-generated landscapes, tesselations, fractals, anamorphic art, and more.
"Cambridge Mathematical Sciences 200706," by Ralph Nevins (Artist, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Photograph, 11”x17”, 2009. The image is 12 pictures stitched into a 360 degree panorama, then a modified Rectangular to Polar transformation to produce the box. "Trained as a Computer Scientist (BCS), Work as an Engineer (MSc), and as a Professional Artist for 5 years. I create art because there is beauty in all things, and I enjoy exploring new techniques in camera and post processing. Getting people to view the world as a surprise is the fun part." --- Ralph Nevins (Artist, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) http://ralph.ca