The Role of Contemporary Artists and Mathematics in the Art Classroom
Use of real world models can be an effective method for building units of study in a classroom. This thesis specifically examines contemporary artists who choose mathematical concepts as their subject matter to propose an alternative method for integrating art and mathematics in the classroom. Many educators feel that art loses its significance when integrated with other disciplines. The purpose of my research is to demonstrate how using the methods of contemporary artists as real -world models in the classroom will maintain the integrity of art while also helping to increase meaning and understanding of both art and mathematics. The methodology used is a literature review of relevant research articles and scholarly works related to this topic. A formal critique of contemporary artwork provided me with the necessary information to provide an alternative method for integrating art and math in the art classroom. From the information collected, recommendations for integrating art and math have been presented.
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Brewer, Thomas M.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Education
Dissertations, Academic -- Education; Education -- Dissertations, Academic; Art -- Study and teaching; Art in mathematics education; LeWitt, Sol -- 1928-2007 -- Criticism and interpretation; Mathematics -- Study and teaching; Mathematics in art; Stamp, Arlene -- 1938- -- Criticism and interpretation
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Blair, Katherine, "The Role of Contemporary Artists and Mathematics in the Art Classroom" (2004). HIM 1990-2015. 368.