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Allégorie de la Géométrie. A Mathematical Interpretation

Alda Carvalho / Carlos Pereira dos Santos / Jorge Nuno Silva
Published Online: 2016-04-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/rmm-2016-0003

Abstract

In this work, we present a mathematical interpretation for the masterpiece Allégorie de la Géométrie (1649), painted by the French baroque artist Laurent de La Hyre (1606-1656)

Keywords: Laurent de La Hyre; “Allégorie de la Géométrie"; baroque art; mathematical interpretation; perspective

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Published Online: 2016-04-14

Published in Print: 2016-03-01


Citation Information: Recreational Mathematics Magazine, ISSN (Online) 2182-1976, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/rmm-2016-0003.

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