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A Renaissance mathematician’s art
A Renaissance mathematician’s art

Author(s): Ryszard Mirek
Subject(s): Visual Arts, Logic, Aesthetics, Renaissance Philosophy, Analytic Philosophy, 15th Century, History of Art
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: Piero della Francesca; Euclid; geometry;

Summary/Abstract: Piero della Francesca is best known as a painter but he was also a mathematician. His treatise De prospectiva pingendi is a superb example of a union between the fine arts and mathematical sciences of arithmetic and geometry. In this paper, I explain some reasons why his painting is considered as a part of perspective and, therefore, can be identified with a branch of geometry.

  • Issue Year: IX/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 147-152
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English