Posts Tagged ‘Mirroslav Yotov’

Dr. Yotov sends his appreciation for the large and attentive group we had last Saturday.  He also forwarded this link to more resourcess:

Here is a wonderful link to materials on Geometry and Arts:  <http://myweb.cwpost.liu.edu/aburns/sigmaa-arts/index.html>

Dr. Yotov’s talk had all of the great elements of a Math Circle lecture.  He began with a very visual and accessible discussion of one point perspective.  The lecture then built upon this concept to introduce the additional complexities of two-point, three-point and even four-point perspective!  By the end of the talk Dr. Yotov bridged from these ideas to the very challenging but useful concepts of projective geometry.

One of the highlights at the end of the lecture was a look at forced perspective art.  The examples by Julian Beever are only possible by applying the mathematics discovered during the Renaissance and explained to us by Dr. Yotov.

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For our next Math Circle we are very pleased to have Dr. Mirroslav Yotov who will speak about “Linear perspective or how Geometry helps in drawing realistic pictures

Have you ever had troubles in drawing a picture and making the painting look natural? Well, I have! And now I know that simple rules from Geometry can help resolve this problem. It was actually the great painters of Renaissances who developed the part of Geometry, called Projective Geometry, in order to put an order in the painting process! Many masterpieces in visual arts, including movies, were made following these rules. I will share with you my excitement of what I know from Geometry, and how it is applied to the visual arts. The presentation will be accessible to people who know about straight lines, circles, planes, and spheres.

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