Exploring Art with Mathematics and Computer Programming

Alberto López-Santoyo
Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science (2000)
Pages 279–284


Even with simple concepts of pre-university mathematics and the aid of technology using computer programming one can explore the power of mathematics in art. Mainly distance between two points, the parabola, line segments, interpolation and random numbers were employed here. The images shown were obtained with very limited facilities using a very modest computer and a dot matrix printer. Perhaps teachers should encourage students to explore art using their mathematical knowledge and the aid of modern technology.