Using Mathematics in Art

Michael Field
Proceedings of Bridges 2010: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2010)
Pages 191–198 Regular Papers


In this article we discuss some of the issues concerning the possible relationships between art and mathematics. In particular, we address the questions of whether or not mathematics is art – or at least contains a significant artistic component – and how one might use mathematics and mathematical artifacts in art. We illustrate with a number of examples taken from our own work (the examples appear in color on the CD-ROM).