Math and Art: Aesthetics
•Geometry affects the human psyche
–Mathematical relationships affect our perceptions
•Wavelength - the mathematical property of light and sound – it’saround us everywhere
–Harmonics of colors – the basis of all color theory –Harmonics of sound – the basis of all music theory
–Pyramids - power, strength –Spirals - dizzy, vertigo, movement –Lines - sharpness, suddenness –The use of shapes (math/geometry) in art allows the artist to controlthe viewing perspective, or ‘space’ of the viewer
•By taking advantage of our brain’s pre-wiredconcepts of our environment, artists selectively use(and abuse) geometry to force the viewer into acertain perspective•Just because artist aren’t aware that they are usingmath doesn’t mean they aren’t.