Magritte: Analogies in Mathematical Reasoning

Rozhkovskaya Natasha
Bridges Donostia: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2007)
Pages 143–146


The work of Belgian artist Rene Magritte does not contain apparent mathematical quality, as, for example, the work of Maurits Cornellius Escher. Nevertheless, it is not uncommon to find his images among illustrations of mathematically related texts. We discuss the conceptual connections between mathematics and Magritte’s work.