Abstract / Synopsis
The artist’s vision helps decide what should be created; the mathematician’s insight what can be created. Yet most people view art as merely decoration, or a reflection of existing reality, while they think of mathematics as just a tool for accurate scientific description. Can more people learn to value and enjoy both art and mathematics? And spend a lifetime exploring them and appreciating them for their own sakes?
Andrew Granville, "In Mathematics, As In Art," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 12 Issue 2 (July 2022), pages 426-429. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.VFTN5690. Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol12/iss2/23