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Re: Math/art


From: Jayne Wuerffel (wuerfeld_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Aug 28 2002 - 15:28:33 PDT

What about the Golden Mean? So many famous pieces of art and architecture
are based on this concept. It can be found in nature also.
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Subject: Math/art

> Since I share a secondary classroom with a (believe it!) geometry teacher,
> want to integrate math into my art some. I was thinking of the logic
> in the Right Brain exercises, and other artists who have worked with
> math. principles and theories. Much of Betty Edwards has always reminded
> of 'if A=B and B=C then A=C.' Has anyone done this? I am trying to avoid
> tesselations (too direct of an application for me) and going for more
> and theory. Some examples I had were Kandinsky and his music theories,
> Inventions, Nonwestern logic as in reading painting r to L, Klee and his
> humorous twists (twist of logic), certain perspective drawing principles,
> Conceptual art like Christo being pure logic, pure theory.
> Beth
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