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An analysis on the composition of a painting from mathematical point of view 2010.08.09

Schoichi Ota(Professor)
fig1)Analysis on Great wave at Kanagawa by Hokusai(EDO-TOKYO-MUSEUM)
[ 研究概要 ] It is devoted to analyzing a work of art (a painting) from the mathematical point of view. Especially, we are interested in various questions related a tiling determined by one shape like Escher’s works, and also we are investigating how a geometric ratio plays a part for the composition of some singular art.
For example, it was shown that there exists a golden rectangle in “the Great Wave at Kanagawa” which plays the pivotal role of the composition (see the analysis in Figure).
[ Related Key Word ] Great Wave At Kanagawa By Hokusai | Golden Ratio | Golden Rectangle | Tiling Pattern

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