Archive for the ‘Math meets art’ Category

The Negative of a Math Photo

January 13, 2017

This beautiful example of single point perspective is printed as a negative image digitally.  The concept of a negative in math can be related to negative in photography if we think of it in terms of “opposite.”  This could be a teaching aid.



Math in Architechture

December 26, 2016

The U. S. Air Force Academy Chapel in Colorado Springs  is an example of a very mathematical theme in architecture.  Symmetry, geometry along with the theme of jet aircraft.


Single Point Perspective Photo– Congressional Office Building

August 4, 2016

Congressional Office Building

This picture was taken in a hall of the Cannon House Office Building where Representatives in Congress have their offices.  The building was completed in 1908.

It is a good example of single point perspective, also known as one point perspective.  For more on this subject, which overlaps math and art, go to:

One Point Perspective Drawing: The Ultimate Guide

Double Rainbow Picture and Explanation

May 2, 2016

Rainbows are frequently created by the sun shining into an atmosphere with rain droplets, when the sun is low in the sky.  Each droplet of water acts like a prism breaking up the sun’s white light into the colors of the rainbow.  Less frequently, an observer can see a double rainbow, in which the second rainbow is higher in the sky, more faint, and with the colors of the primary rainbow reversed.  The prism effect is created by the reflection and refraction of the light by the droplets.

For a more detailed explanation see:

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Math in Nature

April 14, 2016

Fibonacci numbers in nature, beauty in nature, and beauty in Fibonacci numbers.

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Math in Art Photograph: Perspective and Symmetry

June 30, 2015

Click here to see a photograph I took, highlighting perspective and symmetry and beauty.  The photo was Photoshopped as “X-ray” view for emphasis.

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Optical illusion, mathematical art,

May 19, 2015

mathematical art DCCC May 2015

Math meets art in many unexpected ways.  This is 2 dimensional print, that really feels 3-D.  It is artistic and mathematical at the same time.

Mathematical Art (Photography)

November 11, 2014

I took the photo below with an iPad using “Photo Booth” Kaleidoscope option.


Photography at 1 trillion frames per second.

April 4, 2014

The link below is to a TED Talk dealing with slowing down the world with Femto-Photography by shooting one trillion frames per second. This 11 minute demonstration by MIT researcher Ramesh Raskar shows what they are doing in the lab now to literally see around corners, and believe it or not see packets of photons in action. You would think this is science fiction, but it is now in development. See with your own eyes.

Mobius Strip in Stone, a photo

May 26, 2013

Mobius in stone