Sunday, April 10, 2016

Week 2

DESMA Week 2

            For this week’s theme, I had a better understanding on the comparisons between math and art, than with science and art. Professor Vesna’s second lecture video helped me grasp the idea of how math is involved with art. Both math and art correlate with each other very well and is actually important for art to create a piece that is accurate with angles, shapes, and sizes.

             Angles are important for artists so they can create a piece that looks interesting to our eyes. For example, Marc Frantz provides us with pictures and explanations about a vanishing point. In order to create a vanishing point, math is involved because you have to find the right distance, areas, and other measurements needed. Another example would be origami. From Lang’s website, he provides many pictures of different types of things you can make from paper. This involves much folding which requires math to obtain the right amount of paper to fold to create your piece.

This image shows vanishing points and measurements needed to start an art piece

         Origami made by Robert Lang.

In this art piece, you can see ovals for the face, and rectangles for the fence.

Angles are not the only math related thing towards art, however, but shapes. Shapes originate from math and it so happens to be utilized into art. Whether artists intend to use shapes or not, somehow shapes seem to fall upon someone’s eye when looking at an art piece. In my opinion, shapes give art pieces’ character and I find them as bases or a starting point for creating their work.

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