Mathematics- an Artistic entente
While thinking of art our minds always drift farther away to those pastel colors and thick curves and lines. Have we ever thought beyond these lines and colors? For instance what if I say Numbers can be artistic too. Would you believe it? What if I told you that mathematics has an eloquent side that we all had come across but never acknowledged. A subject that is beyond some numbers and formulas. Sounds crazy and believe me it is. Have you heard of Mona Lisa? Yep, the masterpiece of Leonardo da Vinci represents golden proportion in the face and also between the neck-head ratio, i.e 1.618. Another example of it is Polyhedra which are recurring themes in Western art. Stewart Coffin, the American puzzle maker is the best designer of the polyhedral interlocking puzzle in the world. There are many more examples like this. "No society would ever reduce such a beautiful and meaningful art form to something so mindless and trivial; no culture could be so cruel to its children as to deprive them of such a natural, satisfying means of a human expression." A quote by Paul Lockhart, "Mathematics is purest of the arts, as well as the most misunderstood. The Mathematician's art is asking simple and elegant questions about our imaginary creations, and crafting satisfying and beautiful explanations." The euphoria of an artist and mathematician are the same!