April-May Art Event at the Met: Picturing Math – Selected Artworks from the Department of Drawings and Prints
It is absolutely remarkable that the Met has organized this small exhibition serenading the beauty of mathematical notations, formulas and geometric forms. True to its subject, the drawings and prints are precise, simple and super-logical. And that is exactly the point! Looking at the equations signed by modern day mathematicians P. Lax or S. Smale alongside the geometrical drawings by Sol LeWit (1982) or P.Flotner (1528), you can see how mathematics was and still is “the queen of sciences” in Carl Gauss’s words. The only thing to add is that once proved, no matter how trivial or on the other hand significant the point is, it becomes eternal and beautiful at the same time.
Venue: The Met Museum on Fifth Avenue Time: till May 8, 2017