Art inspired by mathematics

The goal of this project is to stady connections between mathematics and art and architecture.We would like to show how mathematics is not just about formulas and logic, but about patterns, symmetry, structure, shape and beauty. We will study topics like Painting, Pyramids, The Golden Ratio,The Platonic Solids and Polyhedra, Perspective, Kaleidoscopes, Symmetry, Patterns and Tilings, Mazes and Labyrinths, music and ect After taking this project our students/pupils will look at the world with new eyes and notice mathematical structures around them.

Jan
28
2009

Geometrical figures create mandalas

Posted by: Constanta Goja
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It is interesting how you can create mandalas from geometrical figures using translations, symmetries,rotations in tess programm

you can see in the web album what mandalas we are obtained:

http://picasaweb.google.com/tantagoja/MandalasFromGeometricalFigure#

Jan
23
2009

The work with "Poly"

Posted by: Jolanta Grzywnowicz
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We start the work with program "Poly".

Poly is a shareware program for exploring and constructing polyhedra.With Poly, you can manipulate polyhedral solids on the computer in a variety ofways. Flattened versions (nets) of polyhedra may be printed and then cut out,folded, and taped, to produce three-dimensional models.

 

Jan
21
2009

Gallery of 3D Solids

Posted by: Jolanta Grzywnowicz
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POLYHEDRA HAVE BEEN STUDIED BY GEOMETERS FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS. TROUGH HISTORY , POLYHEDRA HAVE BEEN CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH THE WORLD ART. THE PEAK OF THIS RELATIONSHIP WAS CERTAINLY IN THE RENAISSANCE. LEONARDO DA VINCI WAS THE MAJOR RENAISSANCE MAN: ARTIST, MATHEMATICIAN. HE WAS AGREAT LOVER OF GEOMETRY. LEONARDO DA VINCI’S  ILLUSTRATIONS  SYMBOLIZE THE ROLE OF GEOMETRY IN ARCHITECTURE.

 

 

 Our new activity is to create the gallery of artistic 3D solids with using computer program "Poly".

 

Jan
21
2009

Mathematical art for Christmas (part2)

Posted by: Constanta Goja
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The students made Christmas trees and mandalas with decorations for Christmas  using Tess programm, and a Christmas tree with fractals made by hands.

http://picasaweb.google.com/tantagoja/MathematicalArtForChristmas#