Math is all around us. Explore the mathematical concepts of reflection/symmetry, proportion, perspective, golden rectangle, and parabola. Discover how artists use math to create a variety of works in both two and three dimensions.
- Close looking
- Critical thinking
- Exploration of reflection/symmetry, line, proportion, and perspective
- Explore how artists use math to help them make their artworks. Sometimes their artworks are about math; sometimes artists use math during the planning phase, in order to turn their ideas into artworks in just the way that they had imagined.
- Define and discuss the math concepts in artworks and how each work demonstrates/exploits it in order to show how math concepts can be used in practice (real world), not just in theory (classroom). Math concepts include: mathematical history, scale, flat background, flat background, flat figure, intuitive perspective, one-point perspective, reflection, x/y axis and quadrants, patterns, geometric shapes (parabolas), reflection (both horizontal and vertical), balance, negative space, proportion, symmetry, sequencing, line, and math tools.