Polyhedral Tableaux

Kenneth Brecher
Proceedings of Bridges 2016: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Education, Culture (2016)
Pages 399–402 Short Papers


Polyhedra as subjects for artists working in two-dimensional media — paintings and prints — were something of a rarity in the 20th century. However, in the 15th – 17th centuries, a large number of artists — including Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Durer — produced “polyhedral tableaux.” Here we present several 20th century artists — little discussed in the mathematics community — who have produced such art works that go far beyond mere illustration.