The Generation of the Cube and the Cube as Generator

María Antonia Frías Sagardoy and Ana Belén de Isla Gómez
Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science (2000)
Pages 177–184


In this study we submit for consideration how, in parallel with the different ways of conceiving the generation of a geometric shape, often accompanied by certain arguments, we can encounter similar artistic developments which lead to original results and show the fecundity that scientific advances have for art. For now we will exclusively consider the cube, which is, perhaps after the sphere, one of the most productive shapes. Without intending to exhaust the subject, we shall limit ourselves to highlighting one of the most representative episodes.