Math and Art in Sculptures Analytical Essay by Nicky

Math and Art in Sculptures
An in-depth exploration of the connection between mathematics and art.
# 148783 | 2,392 words | 10 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 06, 2011 in Art (Sculpture) , Art (General) , Mathematics (General)

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This paper examines the connection between abstract sculpture and abstract mathematics and between mathematics and art. As well, this work explores the artist sculptors George W. Hart and Charles O. Perry and discusses their incorporation of math and art in their works and their beliefs regarding the connection between math and art. The paper includes several illustrations.

George W. Hart
Charles O. Perry
Dirac's Principle of Mathematical Beauty
Artistic Expression in Geometry
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"In the time that Plato lived, the thought concerning art and mathematics was in all likelihood that "never the two shall meet" because they were viewed as such different fields of study and philosophy. Plato states of geometry that it is "...pursued for the sake of the knowledge of what eternally exits, and not of what comes for a moment into existence, and then perishes" and that geometry "must tend to draw the soul towards truth , and to give the finishing touch to the philosophic spirit." (Field, 1997)
"The work of Pinney and Thomas (2001) entitled: "Beyond Aesthetics: Art and the Technologies of Enchantment" states that modernist art...was born out of advanced mathematical and scientific thinking of the time." It is related that a new branch of mathematics was developed recently which utilizes modeling as imaging technology. Pinney and Thomas state that computer-driven mathematicians have "for long drawn on art to enrich the awareness techniques. Artists likewise have visualized 'intuitions' which are result of abstract reasoning, sometimes surprisingly paralleling mathematical made visible in computer imagery." (Pinney and Thomas, 2001)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bruter, Claude Paul (2002) Mathematics and art: mathematical visualization in art and education. Springer, 2002
  • Field, Judith Veronica (1997) The invention of infinity: mathematics and art in the Renaissance. Oxford University Press, 1997.
  • Hart, Gary (1999) Leonardo Project. Online available at:
  • Hart, Gary (2001) Geometric Sculpture. Online available at:
  • Hart, George W. (1999) Leonardo Project. Online available at:

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