Antoni Gaudi and Geometry

While I was doing more research on M.C. Escher and his particular style of mathematical art, I found a number of other artists who used a similar technique. In particular, I found Antoni Gaudi and his particular form of architecture to be very interesting.

Gaudi was a Spanish architect born in the mid-19th century and created a number of different mosaics using geometry. The picture featured above is a greek pillar in which a “random tesselation” is pictured.

More often than not, Gaudi used symmetry to create his mosaics. Many of his works are still shown around the world. I’d recommend checking them out if any of Escher’s work interests you!

http://mathstat.slu.edu/escher/index.php/The_Geometry_of_Antoni_Gaudi

 

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