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The Synchronicity of Art and Mathematics

  • Gregory JohnsonEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter is a discussion of the premise that there is a correlation between art and mathematics from an instructional as well as a practical aspect. The premise is supported by analysis of the mathematical framework of visual art and review of historical and contemporary empirical research into the linkage of disciplines. The chapter contains historical evidence and discussion of cultural bias as well as anecdotal observation of the author’s artwork. The conclusion is that art can be used as a tool in understanding quadratics, abstract principles, and the relationship of geometry to real-world potentialities. STEAM is a modern designation of the developing human educational models understanding its natural cultural significance through art can make it more accessible. Recognizing the legitimacy of art in an interdisciplinary setting is important in establishing an egalitarian connection to STEAM learning. Art is a means to making this connection and demystifying mathematics as separate from the mundane or as a product of the elite.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.San RafaelUSA

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