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The genius who combined mathematics and art

The genius who combined mathematics and art

Mathematics is present in every little corner of our universe, especially in its geometry. For example, the aureus number is a fairly present relationship in nature. We can find it both in the distribution of the leaves on a stem and in the distance between our navel and our feet with respect to our total height.

One of the geniuses who successfully explored these relationships between mathematics and the beauty of art was MC Escher, a graphic artist of the last century. Despite not having been acclaimed by the critics of his time, he manages to fascinate the audience of ours.

His illustrations are characterized by their intricate decorative details based on mathematical patterns. Things he learned in his visits to Alhambra where he was fascinated by the patterns in walls and ceilings. Now, thanks to the Boston Public Library, we can enjoy Escher’s talent wherever we are.

1. Balcony

The genius who combined mathematics and art

2. Three spheres II

The genius who combined mathematics and art

3. Demons

The genius who combined mathematics and art

4. Day and night

The genius who combined mathematics and art

 

5. Tower of Babel

The genius who combined mathematics and art

6.  Belvedere

The genius who combined mathematics and art

7. Swans

The genius who combined mathematics and art

8. Release

The genius who combined mathematics and art

9.  Möbius strip II (red ants)

The genius who combined mathematics and art

10. Rider

The genius who combined mathematics and art

11. Gravity

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