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SQUARE FITS CIRCLE, THUS MATH FITS ART (PART 2 of 2)

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IF SQUARE FITS CIRCLE THEN MATH FITS ART: THE INVERSE IS LOGICAL (PART 2 of 2)

The following illustrations summarize the narrative in Part 1.

 

In the art of math, it is possible to fit a square into a circle, as illustrated in the image below.

 

In the art of math, it is possible to fit a circle into a square, as illustrated in the image below.

 

A lot of art occurs in math and likewise, a lot of math occurs in art as well (explained further ahead).  In Part 1, I stated as follows:

 

               The entire scientific exercise is an artistic arrangement!

 

I also stated as follows:

 

               The subjectivity of science is very much art!

 

“The subjectivity of science” emanates from human observation. So that’s a very important qualification, because humans are prone to error.

 

Finally, I used that subjectivity of science as a segue into the idea that Artworks are PRODUCTIONS, and that the productions are a confluence of at least two attributes or characteristics:

  • The Arrangement and
  • The “Human Sensory Effects” or in English, Experiences.”

 

Part 2 Starts Here: Is Math Art?  Is Art Math?

Is there application of the math logic that allows for this parallel; “If Circle-fits-Square, does ‘Art fit Math?” And can the reverse logic, the vice-versa, likewise apply? It can be perplexing.

 

Let me call this perplexing query, “The Art-Science Vortex.”

 

As an app developer, I see this Art-Science Vortex constantly at play. On the one side, I have to test the source code (usually includes math) and ensure it is repeatable, thus making the app reliable. On the other side, I have to make the app appealing to the user or at the very least, useful, thus tuning into my artistic mind.

 

What I see is that the Artist traverses this LOGIC of math “If, Then” in the inner recesses of the mind, where the details are worked out in sub-conscience. Then, the Artist uses IMAGINATION to create new art. The math in that imagination is organic, part of the DNA that makes up an artist. The artists uses SKILLS to actualize from IMAGNIATION into a PRODUCTION.

 

When the Artist has completed a visual effect as intended, at that juncture, the outcome acquires attributes: a) “A Work of Art,” (a complement or praise to the work), and/or; b) The contraction, “Artwork,” (a general-purpose / without praise). But then there is c); A copy of artwork that becomes a commodity.

 

When “A Work of Art” is reproduced, duplicated or commercialized, the reproductions have a status of commodity. But the original may well retain the status of, “A Work of Art.”

 

When “Artwork” transforms into “A Work of Art,” right there, you have a product that illustrates CIRCLE-FITS-SQUARE.

 


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