HNRS 116

Mathematics in the Arts

Prerequisites: First-year Honors Inquiry course and permission of instructor. A First-year Honors seminar. Mathematical topics such as geometry, proportion, and symmetry often arise in analyses of artwork, and some artists explicitly incorporate mathematical ideas into their designs. This course explores mathematics in art, from prehistoric times through the present. The focus is on the visual arts, including architecture, but mathematics in music is also discussed.

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