- Artlandia - Software for Programmable Creative Graphic Design - Artlandia, Inc.
A Mathematica-based application for artistic interpretation of data and creating mathematical and algorithmic art. The software provides a selection of tools for constructing geometrical objects from numerical arrays, distributing geometric shapes over the plane, and making and manipulating lattices and wallpaper patterns, as well as performing graphics operations and transformations. There are artificial intelligence algorithms for "automatic" generation of
attractive patterns and utilities that keep them from looking as though they were made by a computer. The site includes a graphics gallery and display of user art. Artlandia requires Mathematica 3.0 or higher and is available for all platforms that run Mathematica. The student version can be purchased at a discount; see also Artlandia's free interactive program,
- Geometry through Art - Norman Shapiro
Lesson ideas, facilitation suggestions, lists of materials needed, and handouts to photocopy. Norman Shapiro focuses on the student as investigator, learning through doing, and using perception to stimulate the motivation for more developed concepts and language. Art is one of the intrinsically interesting applications of geometry and these pages provide a wonderful way in to this topic for children and adults alike. See also Shapiro's own site.
- Mathematical Art on Display - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
"Mathematical art" usually conjures up one name, Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher (1898-1972). Some might add the names of Piet Mondriaan (1872-1944), Salvador Dali (1904-1989), Victor Vasarely, or Frank Stella. But the realm of mathematical art is far wider and more diverse. For those in New York City, the Art & Mathematics 2000 exhibit offers a rich sampling of artworks inspired by mathematics, ranging from the gracefully curved sculptures of Brent Collins and tensegrity structures of Kenneth Snelson to the playful polyhedra of George Hart and the wavy painted grids of Doug Pedens.
- Mathematics and Art - perspective - MacTutor Math History Archives
Linked essay on some of the interactions between mathematics and art in western culture. With references and other related web sites.
- Symmetry and Pattern: The Art of Oriental Carpets - The Textile Museum/Math Forum
In this online exhibit, the study of symmetry is used to analyze patterns in Oriental carpets. A joint project of The Textile Museum and The Math Forum.
Tour: M.C. Escher - Life and Work - National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
A tour of four virtual rooms devoted to the art of M. C. Escher. For each graphic a larger picture with accompanying commentary is available by clicking on a small picture. The gallery has more than 400 works by Escher with many images available on-line.
- Viewpoints - Dr. Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall College; and Marc Frantz, Indiana University - Bloomington
VIEWPOINTS is a series of workshops for college and high school instructors on the connections between mathematics and art, and the power of those connections to add interest and excitement to the presentation of either subject. Lessons available in PDF format include an Introduction to Perspective and Space Coordinates; Perspective by the Numbers; Vanishing Points and Looking at Art; Rectangles in One-Point Perspective; Anamorphic Art; Fractal Geometry; and Perspective Super-Problems. Read schedules of their annual workshops.
- Visual Mathematics (VisMath): Art and Science Electronic Journal of ISIS-Symmetry - Nagy, Jablan
The electronic journal of ISIS-Symmetry (International Society for Interdisciplinary Studies of Symmetry), published by the Mathematical Institute, Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Papers, conferences, the Nexus Network Journal of Architecture and Mathematics On-line, and links to related sites. See, in particular, the pages of Math Art and exhibitions. Eds.: Denes Nagy, Tsukuba University, Japan, and Slavik Jablan, Mathematical Institute, Belgrade, Yugoslavia.