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October 2022 Mathematics Teachers’ Circle of Austin

October 27, 2022 @ 6:00 am 8:00 pm CDT

Join us for dinner & mathematics!

How to Mathematically Immerse Yourself in a Perspective Drawing
with Fumiko Futamura, Southwestern University
When strolling around a museum, you have probably seen works of art that create a realistic sense of space. Many of these works are done using linear perspective, using the geometry behind projecting the three-dimensional world onto a two-dimensional canvas. A secret that most people don’t know is that you can often find clues in a painting to determine exactly where to stand to maximize the illusion of depth. We’ll learn the mathematics behind finding this special viewpoint and try it out on a few examples, including one from the Blanton Museum.

Please register here by 4 pm on October 25 as dinner is provided for participants.