## Sunday, April 10, 2016

Math and art are seen throughout Los Angeles and also in the classroom. However, there are many correspondences that go unobserved. All of the art in the world has math involved in with it as well. For example, if I were told to draw a picture of the UCLA baseball field (or any field for that instance) the proportions would not be equivalent to the field’s actual measurements. However, when the specific dimensions are known and you know what it takes to draw, it becomes more realistic with math formulas.

Math and art is a universal language known amongst everyone. It is seen in shapes, perspective, and architecture as shown in the example of the UCLA baseball field. Shapes found throughout our daily lives use a mathematical formula to calculate their formal to make each shape. The perspective of math and art is mainly seen by the linear formulation according to the lectures. The parallel lines on the plane of shapes help distinguish its figure. The length of the object computes these shapes, while they are controlled by the position of the spectators. Lastly, architecture directly relates to math and art because of the science of optics. For example, the Sydney Opera is one of the most iconic pieces of architecture around. The optics are important because different lighting can change a person’s perspective on the architecture.

The fascinating facet of math and art is that they are both individually different but together they work very well with one another. What makes them so special is that they are both able to coexist between one another and boost the creativity of each other.

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#### 1 comment:

1. I liked your reference to architecture as the an example using both math and art. I understand that it takes enormous amount of actual calculative mathematical work in order to even bring up one simple architectural design, but the result is this one grand piece of practical art! In what perspective do you think science can take part in this relationship between architecture, art, and math?