Mathematics and Culture II: Visual Perfection: Mathematics by Michele Emmer

By Michele Emmer

As well as mathematicians, this e-book is meant for a extra basic viewers, for lecturers and for researchers, for college kids in just about all issues, particularly in artwork, humanities, psychology, layout and literature it's a really interdisciplinary quantity, and serves as a resource for concepts and recommendations in different fields

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But in fact it is the only possible piece: If one uses the same partition lines which the artist used and wants to place the colours in his way with equal area and with the possibility of a cyclical changing of colours one will find sixteen different pictures. But only the one which the artist worked out has all the additional properties which here were pointed out: All figures of the same colour are bount into a net of common border lines (see above), and the colours follow each other in a cyclic way if a spectator surrounds the picture.

Figure 8 shows the artwork where the orange and the brown nets are not disturbed. Rune Mields is a well known German female artist who ignores the existence of hazard. She is of the opinion that people especially scientists like to speak of hazard whenever they have not enough information about the things which stand behind their observations. To let the spectator find this out himself she created pictures which at the first view seem to show objects which are distributed by chance, but where she gives the solution afterwards, which shows everybody that there exists a strongly determined rule to place every object in the picture.

We find them between mathematics and music, mathematics and poetry and others, too. To study and use these links may give us tools to understand future connections between our science and the culture of tomorrow. Literature Max Bill, Max Bill - Endless Ribbon 1935–1995 and the single-sided surfaces (with texts from Max Bill, Jakob Bill, Dietmar Guderian and Michael Hilti, Benteli Verlag, Wabern-Bern, 2000. Costantino Ciervo, catalogue, Kunstverein Hürth, 1999. Y. in cooperation with Galerie Ralf Vostell, Berlin, 2000.

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