Mathematics is often associated with abstract concepts, cold logic, or impractical constructions. Far fewer are the associations with creativity, let alone art. Still, mathematicians will tell you about the beauty of their constructions and proofs. Can this beauty only be appreciated by the innated? Does it need a degree in mathematics to recognize the aesthetic values that the field has to offer? In this sense, it seems rather difficult to combine mathematics with artistic disciplines like visual arts, music, or performing arts, just to name a few.
Dive deeper into the art world
Cornwall embodies sweeping landscapes and stone-age sights. The progressive life of the sculptor Barbara Hepworth fits less into the picture - and yet she cultivated a close relationship with the region. The Tate branch in St. Ives, Cornwall, will showcase her work beginning Nov. 26.