Maths and art are more similar than is commonly thought. The lecture will look at the role maths played in Renaissance art and in the art of Escher.
A lecture by Chris Budd, Gresham Professor of Geometry
10 March 2020 1:00pm UK Time
Mathematics and art are more similar than is commonly thought. Each is concerned with the process of being highly creative with abstract objects and of producing everlasting work of great aesthetic beauty. Early art inspired by geometry, symmetry, number and algebra will be considered, as will the role maths played in the art of the Renaissance. Mathematics’ influence on other artistic forms will be explored, taking us up to the work of Escher and how this inspired the study of Fractals.