There are 14 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Art, you may find related items under Cross-curricular Contexts.Broad Topics > Cross-curricular Contexts > Art
Make new patterns from simple turning instructions. You can have a go using pencil and paper or with a floor robot.
In abstract and computer generated art, a real object can be represented by a simplified set of lines. Can you create a picture using mathematical instructions?
In this game, try not to colour two adjacent regions the same colour. Can you work out a strategy?
How many different colours would be needed to colour these different patterns on a torus?
Anamorphic art is used to create intriguing illusions - can you work out how it is done?
Use functions to create minimalist versions of works of art.
How many different colours of paint would be needed to paint these pictures by numbers?
How can you make a curve from straight strips of paper?
In this article, Rachel Melrose describes what happens when she mixed mathematics with art.
How can you represent the curvature of a cylinder on a flat piece of paper?
This is a simple paper-folding activity that gives an intriguing result which you can then investigate further.
As part of Liverpool08 European Capital of Culture there were a huge number of events and displays. One of the art installations was called "Turning the Place Over". Can you find our how it works?
Here is a chance to create some Celtic knots and explore the mathematics behind them.
How does shape relate to function in the natural world?