Mathematics in Visual Art

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This course aims to help students appreciate the role which mathematics plays in the development of Western visual art, discern mathematical elements in visual artworks, and reflect on the oft-held belief that there exists an impassable gulf between art and science. Topics include: the role which mathematics plays in Greco-Roman aesthetic theories, the mathematical basis of linear perspective in painting, the mathematics behind different models in color theory, planar symmetries in visual art and their connection to group theory, and mathematical methods in the analysis of artworks.

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