100 Essential Things You Didn't Know About Maths and the Arts
Nov 13, 2014
We apply mathematics to some of the arts: identify Dali's use of 4-d geometry, ask if fractals distinguish abstract art works, plan the subterranean Tunnel of Eupalinos in 520BC, find the best place to view a statue, and calculate the distance to the horizon.
We see how smooth curves informed elegant design, fonts, and Henry Moore's stringed sculptures. Finally, we look at the probabilistic analysis of texts.
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