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Artist of Geometric Proportions

March20

Rafael Araujo‘s illustrations are bewilderingly complex – so complex that you might assume the artist uses a computer to render the exacting angles and three-dimensional illusions. Araujo doesn’t use modern technology to create his intricately drawn Calculations series – unless, of course, you count a ruler and protractor. In Araujo’s work, butterflies take flight amidst […]

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Art attracts Mathematicians in Italy

February13

The amazingly beautiful and accessible Duomo in Milan, built over some 4 centuries, was such a compelling Gothic building that it attracted many talented Mathematicians and Scientists – who wanted to study and share in the beauty and power of the Duomo. As the cathedral’s architecture became the powerhouse of intellectual culture in northern Italy, […]

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The Art of Rectangular Pyramids

January15

Ah…The Louvre – perhaps the world’s most famous museum and an iconic, classical building which is noted for its modernistic entry which uses pyramids to contrast its surroundings. (H3 was taken aback by the beauty of this entry and the way in which it differed so much to the style of the French buildings and […]

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Mathematics and the art of string theory

March9

The artist Louisa Bufardeci has long been fascinated by the rich resources of scientific theory. String theory is an area of Physics that aims to describe all the parts of the universe, and how they behave, in one master mathematical equation. It has led physicists to suggest that the smallest element of matter, from which […]

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Mathematics and Art – II

April4

In this piece by Fernand Leger, called “Composition sur fond bleu” or “Compositon on blue background” we can clearly see his French roots grounded in an appreciation of Cubism. Leger first studied architecture but after his war time experience (WWII) he became obsessed with the beauty of precision engineering. You can see machinery quite clearly […]

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