Can Geometry Create Art?

András Bezdek
Bridges Leeuwarden: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2008)
Pages 405–408


The work of M.C. Escher shows that the best artists can raise to an admirable degree of perfection some simple geometric facts. This talk, makes a journey into planar and three dimensional theory and shows geometric optimization problems where the theory alone provides the aesthetically pleasing solutions.