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.
Acrylic on Plexiglas, 36" x 48", 2008. "As a model, this painting represents a space time continuum, the singularity of beginning and end points are of an anomaly. In the painting I suggest the dynamics of a space that continually expands the structural space and geometrical fragmentation in space-time from a Big Bang. Line segments in the universe are interconnected, even when they appear to be separate from one another. In space-time curvature the geometrical strain illustrates a deformation of space. In the art one can identify a time axis with our world line. So, pursued through painting, works of art as a structured space perceived in space-time yields the image. As an artist and geometer 'infinity' has taken an important place in my life in terms of abstraction.My art combines both ancient and modern mathematical foundations ranging from Pythagoras to Einstein." http://www.lastplace.com/EXHIBITS/VIPsuite/CSinger/ . All Copyrights Reserved to Clifford Singer. --- Clifford Singer (Artist/Teacher, Las Vegas, NV)