mathematics and art

Exhibition design is not a career that the mathematically inclined tend to think about, let alone pursue. Barry Phipps is the first interdisciplinary fellow with the Kettle's Yard gallery in Cambridge. His remit is to develop projects of an interdisciplinary nature — "to find the common ground between things." Whilst most people think that art and science are two completely separate non-overlapping areas of human endeavour, Phipps does not see it this way.
Conversations across science and art
Fractal Modelling of Pollock paintings called into question
Mathematics illustrates the forefront of visualising science
Mathematicians and artists mingle in London
Van Gogh paintings mimic the physics that governs turbulence
Two designers tell us how they took the long way round to design, and how the maths and science they took in on the way helps them with their work today.
Carla Farsi is both an artist and a mathematician, who declared 2005 her Special Year for art and maths. Find out what she got up to, and what it's like being a part of both worlds.
Fractal geometry can identify Jackson Pollock's paintings
Many people find no beauty and pleasure in maths - but, as Lewis Dartnell explains, our brains have evolved to take pleasure in rhythm, structure and pattern. Since these topics are fundamentally mathematical, it should be no surprise that mathematical methods can illuminate our aesthetic sense.
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