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Math and Art


If you look closely, math and art are related.

Artists and mathematicians use geometry in their work — including shapes, symmetry, proportion, and measurement. Both disciplines require spatial reasoning skills. Additionally, the ability to recognize patterns helps artists frame the perfect picture.

Some famous artists who used mathematical principles in their art include Leonardo da Vinci and M.C. Escher. They were masters at making two-dimensional figures look realistic and proportional. Read how Leonardo da Vinci and M.C. Escher included mathematics in their art.

Nowadays, digital artists utilize computer and mathematical equations to create patterns in 2D and 3D.  You can also distort proportions to give the illusion of a three-dimensional object when the flat two-dimensional art is viewed from a certain perspective.

See a real life geometric artist at work in this video.

Try it at home:

Mathematical art lesson (Tweens and teens).

Use the x and y axis to make beautiful art.

Math art for kids (kindergarten to elementary):


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