Math and the Mona Lisa

http://www.npr.org/v2/?i=3861881&m=3861882&t=audio

How did Leonardo da Vinci use math to influence the way we see the Mona Lisa? And how does our visual system affect our perception of that, and other, works of art? A look at math, biology and the science of viewing art.Math and the Mona Lisa

Just to note this radio program at NPR was back in 2004.

New possibilities opened up by the concept of four-dimensional space (and difficulties involved in trying to visualize it) helped inspire many modern artists in the first half of the twentieth century. Early Cubists, Surrealists, Futurists, and abstract artists took ideas from higher-dimensional mathematics and used them to radically advance their work.[1]Fourth dimension in art

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