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Blog EntryBlog: Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Geometric Art

M.C. Escher is the artist most famous for his use of geometric transformations and tessellations in his artwork.  His art creates an optical illusion effect based on mathematical principles.

 

A tessellation is a collection of figures that fills the geometric plane.  There are no overlaps or gaps between the figures.  A geometric transformation in geometry refers to a rotation, reflection or translation. 

 

Take a moment to look at Escher’s art in the picture gallery of his website.  Pay particular attention to the section labeled “Recognition and Success” and the section labeled “Symmetry.” 

 

Below is one of Escher’s most popular pieces.  Please consider this piece when answering the questions that follow.


Is the above piece an example of a tessellation or a transformation?  Explain.  Did you see examples of the other on Escher’s website?  Does this artist’s work appeal to you?  Why or why not?  How do you imagine someone begins to design art such as this?

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Blog EntryBlog: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Are parallelograms also trapezoids?

There is some debate in the math world about whether a parallelogram is a trapezoid.  It has "one pair" of opposite parallel sides.  Do a bit of researching online and decide whether you think a parallelogram is a trapezoid and why you think so.

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