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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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