Topic: art

Creative mathematicians now, as in the past, are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than by any prospect of ultimate usefulness.

TOPICS: art, creativity, practicality

The construction itself is an art, its application to the world an evil parasite.

TOPICS: applied math, art

A  man should be learned in several sciences, and should have a reasonable, philosophical and in some measure a mathematical head, to be a complete and excellent poet.

TOPICS: poetry, psychology, art, science

Geometry is the right foundation of all painting.

TOPICS: geometry, art

Mighty is geometry; joined with art, resistless.

TOPICS: geometry, art

I  am interested in mathematics only as a creative art.

TOPICS: creativity, art

A  mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.

TOPICS: mathematicians, art

The art of doing mathematics consists in finding that special case which contains all the germs of generality.

TOPICS: art, learning, research

The mathematician’s best work is art, a high perfect art, as daring as the most secret dreams of imagination, clear and limpid. Mathematical genius and artistic genius touch one another.

TOPICS: genius, art

If all art aspires to the condition of music, all the sciences aspire to the condition of mathematics.

TOPICS: art, science, music