Geometry, Harmony and Proportion in the Artist-Science-Life Workshop

Before the artists, the classical painters, sculptors, and poets were geometry and mathematicians, and the Renaissance was their most fertile time. “The golden number – and other strange numbers – and some proportions have guided artists, since the birth of perspective, for example, which they used in painting. At first, the great painters did not differentiate between art and mathematics, guided by the search for beauty”, says Bartolo Luckey, Director Edit the group. Big Ideas in Mathematics, which is coming tomorrow in the ninth installment with TIME.

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under the title Mathematics in art. Geometry, harmony and proportion in the artist’s workshop, Pedro Miguel González Urbanega gives an account of the figures who have made numbers as allies of beauty since 1400, when Piero della Francesca He became a pioneer in applying perspective in painting, beyond landscape and sculpture, and transferring it to the human form.

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Luca Pacioli, author of the famous work The Divine Proportion (published in 1509 in Venice to prove the existence of the golden section and to study polyhedra in depth); Albrecht Dürer (A native of Nuremberg, who immortalized himself in 1500 as behold the man painted with complex and strict structures made of ruler and compass) and Leonardo Da Vinci, With their geometric bodies and works of immeasurable complexity, they are some of the pair’s figures of mathematics and art revised by the Spaniard Gonzalez Urbanega.

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With the existing engineering analysis at work Gaudi And in other artistic icons, the author demonstrates the applications of the union of two sciences that have been considered incompatible for centuries. “Mathematics in art exists today; for example, if we check the size of credit cards, the length and width depend on the golden number,” says Managing Editor, Bartolo Luc, about this book from the Big Ideas de las Matemáticas collection.

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Mathematics in art. Geometry, harmony and proportion In the artist’s workshop, the ninth batch of the Grandes Ideas de las Matemáticas collection will be distributed tomorrow with EL TIEMPO at 24,900 pesos (the whole set costs 699,000 pesos for Club Vivamos subscribers, 879,900 for non-subscribers) and you can buy it in chain stores, with the trusted seller Do, by calling 4266000 in Bogotá or 018000110990 nationwide, or through tienda.eltiempo.com.

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