#### stlukesguild

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I know that we have a number of members with backgrounds in Mathematics and Science. Many would dismiss the notion of the relationship or connection between something as Subjective as Art and the more concrete Objective fields of Science and Mathematics. I know, for example, that I virtually hated Math when I was in grade school... and dreaded having to take a Math course as part of the requirements for my teaching license. "Mathematics for the Liberal Arts" was the name of the course I took which was taken by many students in fields of Education such as Visual Art, Music, Literature, History, etc... And yet... over the years I have increasingly employed Mathematics (Geometry, Linear Perspective, Tessellations, etc...) while still having an ambivalent relationship with Mathematics. Among my favorite Artistic cultures are the Italian Renaissance and the Art of Persia/Islam. Both of these embraced the relationship between Art and Mathematics. A pair of videos on YouTube by a poster who goes under the name, Amor Sciendi (roughly Love of Knowledge or Understanding) greatly intrigued me. I came upon the first of these videos a good number of years ago. Both explore Botticelli's Birth of Venus and his use of the Mathematic formula of Phi Φ or the "golden ratio".

I'll make no claims to use of Mathematics that in any way approaches what Amor Sciendi has posited can be found in the painting of Botticelli... but I have made a good deal of Mathematics in my paintings... especially for someone who admits an aversion to Mathematics.

My question then, is how many here employ a good degree of Mathematics in the creation of their Art? Do share this use with the rest of us.