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Slicing a Cone for Art and Science

  • August 31, 2012
  • By a2ru      
Albrecht Durer (1471-1528), master painter and printmaker of the German Renaissance


 

From the American Scientist:
Albrecht Durer (1471-1528), master painter and printmaker of the German Renaissance, never thought of himself as a mathematician. Yet he used geometry to uncover nature’s hidden formulas for beauty. His efforts influenced renowned mathematicians, including Gerolamo Cardano and Niccolo Taraglia, as well as famous scientists such as Galileo Galilei and Johnnes Kepler.

Click the citation below to read the article in full.

Silver, Daniel S. “Slicing a Cone for Art and Science, Renaissance artist Albrecht Durer searched for beauty with mathematics.” American Scientist: September-October, 2012. p. 408-415.