Polyhedra in Arts

Now that you learned about the academic meaning and practicality of polyhedra, it’s time to look at the beauty of polyhedra. Meet the artists who created artworks using the polyhedra!

The Beauty of Intelligence, Leonardo da Vinci

Polyhedra
in Arts

Now that you learned about the academic meaning and practicality of polyhedra, it’s time to look at the beauty of polyhedra. Meet the artists who created artworks using the polyhedra!

The Beauty of Intelligence,

Leonardo da Vinci,

Leonardo Da Vinci is a very famous Italian inventor, musician, philosopher, and painter. At the request of a mathematician friend, he drew an illustration in “The Divine Proportion,” which shows the charm of geometry.

Albrecht Dürer

The Beauty of Intelligence,

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci is a very famous Italian inventor, musician, philosopher, and painter. At the request of a mathematician friend, he drew an illustration in “The Divine Proportion,” which shows the charm of geometry.

Mathematical Metaphor & Thinking

Albrecht Dürer

Albert Dürer is a German writer in the Renaissance, who was also passionate
about geometry. He drew a mathematically accurate “Durer’s polyhedron”
in his work called “Melancholia 1.” He used graph theory, a field of mathematics,
to show his ‘Durer’s polyhedron,’ and his graph became a subject of continuous study
by mathematicians. Today it has become the standard for graphing convex polyhedra.

Maurits Cornelis Escher

Mathematical Metaphor & Thinking

Albrecht Dürer

Albert Dürer is a German writer in the Renaissance, who was also passionate about geometry. He drew a mathematically accurate “Durer’s polyhedron” in his work called “Melancholia 1.” He used graph theory, a field of mathematics, to show his ‘Durer’s polyhedron,’ and his graph became a subject of continuous study by mathematicians. Today it has become the standard for graphing convex polyhedra.

Mathematical Metaphor & Thinking

Maurits Cornelis Escher

Mauritz Cornelis Escher is a Dutch printmaker well known for his illusion of patterns and space. Inspired by Islamic mosaics, he created tessellations using mathematical transformations from simple geometric patterns.

Tassellatura alhambra

Visualization of Ideas, Salvador Dali

Mathematical Metaphor & Thinking

Maurits Cornelis Escher

Mauritz Cornelis Escher is a Dutch printmaker well known for his illusion of patterns and space. Inspired by Islamic mosaics, he created tessellations using mathematical transformations from simple geometric patterns.

Tassellatura alhambra

Visualization of Ideas

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali, a surrealist painter, used a dodecahedron to depict the Platonic geometric universe in his ‘The Last Supper Communion.’ He symbolized the twelve disciples with the dodecahedron.

“The Sacrament of the Last Supper” by Salvador Dali (1955)

Visualization of Ideas

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali, a surrealist painter, used a dodecahedron to depict the Platonic geometric universe in his ‘The Last Supper Communion.’ He symbolized the twelve disciples with the dodecahedron.

“The Sacrament of the Last Supper” by Salvador Dali (1955)

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Please let us know your questions and suggestions.

Address
50 UNIST-gil, Bldg 108, 704-7 Ulsan 44919 Rep. of Korea

Phone
+82 52 217 2546

Copyrightⓒ2018 UNIST. All rights reserved.