Sunday, April 10, 2016

Many of the mathematical theories have influenced the arts in multiple ways. For instance, the shapes used in art to create images are developed from mathematics because artists use mathematical formulas to calculate their formula to draw them. A second example is perspective, which includes computing the length of an object and controlling the position of the spectators’ view. Linear perspective is used in math as a formulation, and also used by artists to help with drawing their pictures. A final example is architecture because it directly relates math and art with the science of optics.
Kandinsky is a famous abstract artist who I find very talented. His art is filled with different shapes that he connects together to make a masterpiece. His work illustrates how math and art are related. He uses linear perspective to arrange the shapes and lines in his art, which helps him control the view that spectators will see. Seeing his work has helped me understand the influence that math has on the arts.
After this week’s lecture I have learned that artists use mathematical formulas when creating their pieces of art. They use their creativity as well as the structure behind mathematics to create pieces of art that attract the viewers’ eye. I have learned that math, art, and science are all juxtaposed by the relationship that they share when they are intertwined or connected. A strong example for this is architecture, which uses art and design with math and science to build aesthetic buildings.

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