The Art of Mathematics
The diagrams, drawings and engraved frontispieces that accompany the mathematical works of the Renaissance and early modern era describe a narrative of mathematical achievement and, represent the central place of mathematical knowledge in European culture at this time. Rarely is the story of mathematical achievement in the Renaissance and early modern era told through the diagrams, drawings and engraved frontispieces that accompanied their more famous mathematical works. The aim of this research is to develop some understanding of mathematics, as it was presented by early modern visual artists.
Below is a sample of images drawn from the exhibition The Art of Mathematics: Charting a Course from 1500-1800, a non-traditional research output and proof of concept.