Painters use different techniques to create realistic paintings. Vincent Van Gogh’s Flower Beds in Holland is one of the examples of such. Given the right distance, you would mistake it for a faded photograph. But how do painters put so much life in their works? How do they put real space (3 dimensions) on a […]

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# Art and Math

## Dancing and Mathematics? Really?

Sometimes, mathematics appears in places that we sometimes least expect it to be — like in dancing. Although the figure above is bit of a stretch, Erik Stern (educator, choreographer) and Karl Shaffer (choreographer and mathematician) from John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington literally integrated mathematics and dancing in what they […]

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## Lines, Planes, and Perspective

Aside from points, as we have discussed in the previous post, the other two undefined terms in Geometry are lines and planes. A line may be drawn through two points, while three points are needed to determine a plane. The representations of these undefined terms are the building blocks of Euclidean Geometry. They can be combined to create shapes, drawings, and sketches […]

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