Math ImageryThe 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.

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"Lincoln," by Kerry Mitchell. ┬ęKerry Mitchell

This Lincoln image was created with math. The image is made up of 500 square tiles of five different types. Typically, I use these tiles to create a sona image, which is a continuous, closed curve around an array of points, such that the curve goes around each point once. In Lincoln, the dots are removed for clarity. The width of the curve was changed on every tile to mimic the grayscale level of that part of the portrait. --- [url=]Kerry Mitchell[url]

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