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Mathematics Awareness Month April 2003: Mathematics and Art
The connection between mathematics and art goes back thousands of years. The ancient Greeks and Romans used mathematics in sculptures and to aesthetically design buildings. In the 15th century Leonardo da Vinci wrote "Let no one read me who is not a mathematician." In the 16th century Durer employed mathematics to introduce perspective in drawings. In the 18th and 19th centuries mathematics was extensively used in the design of Gothic cathedrals, Rose windows, mosaics and tilings. In the 20th century geometric forms were fundamental to the cubists and many abstract expressionists. In recent decades several award winning sculptors have used topology as the basis for their pieces.
Resources for this year's Mathematics Awareness Month program can be found at mathaware.org/mam/03/.
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Each year the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics sponsors Mathematics Awareness Month to recognize the importance of mathematics through a series of articles and an accompanying poster that highlight mathematical developments and applications in a particular area.
The Joint Policy Board for Mathematics is an organization of the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.