This research focuses on the relationship between mathematics and visual art from a perspective of chaos theory which emerged under the influence of post-modernism. Culture and history, which transform dynamically with the passing of time, are models of complexity.

Especially, when the three periods of Medieval, Renaissance, and Modem times are observed, the Renaissance period is phase transition era between Medieval and Modem times. The transition stage between the late Medieval times and the Renaissance; and the stage between the Renaissance and the Modern times are also phase transitions. These phenomena closely resemble similarity in Fractal theory, which includes the whole in a partial structure.

Phase transition must be preceded by perturbation or fluctuation. In. addition to the pioneers’ prominent act of creation in the fields of mathematics and visual art serving as drive behind change, other socio-cultural factors also served as motivations, influencing the transformation of the society through interdependency.

In particular, this research focuses on the fact that scientific minds of artists in the Renaissance stimulated the birth of perspective geometry, and scrutinizes the modern spirit which adopted time, movement, velocity as subjects of study, giving rise to the painter who records the moment and analyzes the light in visual art as well as differential and integral calculus in mathematics.

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Relationship between mathem atics and visualart from aperspective of chaos theory

Young-Hee Kye   Kosin University

This research focuses on the relationship between mathematics and visual art from a perspective of chaos theory which emerged under the influence of post-modernism. Culture and history, which transform dynamically with the passing of time, are models of complexity.

Especially, when the three periods of Medieval, Renaissance, and Modem times are observed, the Renaissance period is phase transition era between Medieval and Modem times. The transition stage between the late Medieval times and the Renaissance; and the stage between the Renaissance and the Modern times are also phase transitions. These phenomena closely resemble similarity in Fractal theory, which includes the whole in a partial structure.

Phase transition must be preceded by perturbation or fluctuation. In. addition to the pioneers’ prominent act of creation in the fields of mathematics and visual art serving as drive behind change, other socio-cultural factors also served as motivations, influencing the transformation of the society through interdependency.

In particular, this research focuses on the fact that scientific minds of artists in the Renaissance stimulated the birth of perspective geometry, and scrutinizes the modern spirit which adopted time, movement, velocity as subjects of study, giving rise to the painter who records the moment and analyzes the light in visual art as well as differential and integral calculus in mathematics.

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