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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 … Continue reading

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A Path With a Heart

“All paths lead nowhere,so it is important to choose a path that has heart.”— Carlos Castenada Update: I am re-posting this article from 2006. I wanted to highlight this post in relation to the idea of intent. What it means … Continue reading

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Maurits Cornelis Escher

A 1929 self-portrait Born June 17, 1898Leeuwarden, The Netherlands Died 27 March 1972 (aged 73)Laren, The Netherlands Nationality Dutch Field Drawing, Printmaking Works Relativity, Waterfall, Hand with Reflecting Sphere Influenced by Giovanni Battista Piranesi Awards Knighthood of the Order of Orange-Nassau     … Continue reading

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Gian Paolo Lomazzo

Self-portrait of Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo Gian Paolo Lomazzo (26 April 1538 – 27 January 1592; his first name is sometimes also given as “Giovan” or “Giovanni”) was an Italian painter, more remembered for his writings on art theory, belonging to … Continue reading

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To Stop the Hardening

Kaluza-Klein (Invisible Architecture III) by Dawn Meson Gallery: Dawn Meson by Raven Hanna From cave paintings of bison to Monet landscapes, artists have studied and interpreted the natural world. Dawn Neal Meson, a San Francisco artist, has taken this theme … Continue reading

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The Artist In Us All

““Deep play means no analysis, no explanation, no promises, no goals, no worries. You are completely open to the drama of life that may unfold.”“-Dianne Ackerman See more on Deep Play. This post entry under the heading of the “Artist … Continue reading

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The Colour of Gravity

I am not sure how this post is to unfold, yet in my mind different exercises were unfolding as to how I should explain it. Can I come from an artist’s perspective I wondered? Say “by chance” anything that seems … Continue reading

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PLATO:Mathematician or Mystic ?

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty, a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and … Continue reading

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Symmetries Can be Chaotically Complex

Imagine in an “action of a kind” you start off from one place. A photon travelling through a slit of Thomas Young’s, to get through “a world” to the other side. Sounds like some fairy tale doesn’t it? Yet, “the … Continue reading

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Against Symmetry

The term “symmetry” derives from the Greek words sun (meaning ‘with’ or ‘together’) and metron (‘measure’), yielding summetria, and originally indicated a relation of commensurability (such is the meaning codified in Euclid’s Elements for example). It quickly acquired a further, … Continue reading

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