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.

Most viewed - Mathematical Concepts Illustrated by Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

Hamid Naderi Yeganeh, "1,000 Line Segments (2)" (August 2014)2039 viewsThis image shows 1,000 line segments. For each i=1,2,3,...,1000 the endpoints of the i-th line segment are: (-sin(4πi/1000), -cos(2πi/1000)) and ((-1/2)sin(8πi/1000), (-1/2)cos(4πi/1000)). I created this image by running my program on a Linux operating system. --- Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

Hamid Naderi Yeganeh, "1,000 Line Segments (1)" (August 2014)2003 viewsThis image shows 1,000 line segments. For each i=1,2,3,...,1000 the endpoints of the i-th line segment are: (-sin(2πi/1000), -cos(2πi/1000)) and ((-1/2)sin(8πi/1000), (-1/2)cos(12πi/1000)). I created this image by running my program on a Linux operating system. --- Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

Hamid Naderi Yeganeh, "A Bird in Flight" (November 2014)1956 viewsThis image is like a bird in flight. It shows 2000 line segments. For each i=1, 2, 3, ... , 2000 the endpoints of the i-th line segment are:
(3(sin(2πi/2000)^3), -cos(8πi/2000))
and
((3/2)(sin(2πi/2000)^3), (-1/2)cos(6πi/2000)).

I created this image by running my program. --- Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

Hamid Naderi Yeganeh, "Heart" (November 2014)1831 viewsThis image contains a heart-like figure. It shows 601 line segments. For each i=1, 2, 3, .... , 601 the endpoints of the i-th line segment are:
(sin(10π(i+699)/2000), cos(8π(i+699)/2000))
and
(sin(12π(i+699)/2000), cos(10π(i+699)/2000)).

I created this image by running my program. --- Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

"A Bird in Flight (2015)," by Hamid Naderi Yeganeh 1580 viewsThis image is like a bird in flight. It shows 500 line segments. For each i=1,2,3,...,500 the endpoints of the i-th line segment are: ((3/2)(sin((2πi/500)+(π/3)))^7, (1/4)(cos(6πi/500))^2) and
((1/5)sin((6πi/500)+(π/5)), (-2/3)(sin((2πi/500)-(π/3)))^2). ---
Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

Hamid Naderi Yeganeh, "1,000 Line Segments (3)" (August 2014)1515 viewsThis image shows 1,000 line segments. For each i=1,2,3,...,1000 the endpoints of the i-th line segment are: (-sin(8πi/1000), -cos(2πi/1000)) and ((-1/2)sin(6πi/1000), (-1/2)cos(2πi/1000)). I created this image by running my program on a Linux operating system. --- Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

"Fish," by Hamid Naderi Yeganeh1375 viewsThis image is like a fish. It shows 1,000 line segments. For i=1,2,3,...,1000 the endpoints of the i-th line segment are: (-2cos(4πi/1000), (1/2)(cos(6πi/1000))^3) and (-(2/15)sin(6πi/1000), (4/5)sin(2πi/1000)). --- Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

Hamid Naderi Yeganeh, "1,000 Line Segments (4)" (August 2014)1328 viewsThis image shows 1,000 line segments. For each i=1,2,3,...,1000 the endpoints of the i-th line segment are: (-sin(10πi/1000), -cos(2πi/1000)) and ((-1/2)sin(12πi/1000), (-1/2)cos(2πi/1000)). I created this image by running my program on a Linux operating system. --- Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

"Boat," by Hamid Naderi Yeganeh1328 viewsThis image is like a sailing boat. It shows 2,000 line segments. For each k=1,2,3,...,2000 the endpoints of the k-th line segment are: (cos(6πk/2000)-i cos(12πk/2000))e^(3πi/4) and (sin((4πk/2000)+(π/8))+i sin((2πk/2000)+(π/3)))e^(3πi/4). --- Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

"10,000 Circles," by Hamid Naderi Yeganeh1163 viewsThis image shows 10,000 circles. For each i=1,2,3,...,10000 the center of the i-th circle is:
((cos(38πi/10000))^3, sin(10πi/10000)) and the radius of the i-th circle is: (1/3)(sin(16πi/10000))^2. --- Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

"Butterfly (1)," by Hamid Naderi Yeganeh1022 viewsThis image shows 40,000 circles. For k=1,2,3,...,40000 the center of the k-th circle is (X(k), Y(k)) and the radius of the k-th circle is R(k), where

"Butterfly (3)," by Hamid Naderi Yeganeh993 viewsThis image shows 40,000 circles. For k=1,2,3,...,40000 the center of the k-th circle is (X(k), Y(k)) and the radius of the k-th circle is R(k), where

"Heart," by Hamid Naderi Yeganeh908 viewsThis image shows 2,500 ellipses. For each k=1,2,3,...,2500 the foci of the k-th ellipse are:
A(k)+iB(k)+C(k)e^(68πik/2500)
and
A(k)+iB(k)-C(k)e^(68πik/2500)
and the eccentricity of the k-th ellipse is D(k), where
A(k)=(-3/2)((sin(2πk/2500))^3)+(3/10)((sin(2πk/2500))^7),

"8,000 Ellipses," by Hamid Naderi Yeganeh884 viewsThis image shows 8,000 ellipses. For each k=1,2,3,...,8000 the foci of the k-th ellipse are:
A(k)+iB(k)+C(k)e^(300πik/8000)
and
A(k)+iB(k)-C(k)e^(300πik/8000)
and the eccentricity of the k-th ellipse is D(k), where
A(k)=(3/4)sin(2πk/8000)cos(6πk/8000)+(1/4)sin(28πk/8000),