Art and science come together in the sculptures of this Dutch artist, combining shapes and mathematical concepts.
Since ancient Greece, art and science have gone hand-in-hand, with many creators applying scientific theories to their works to achieve perfection in the final result. Contemporary art has also applied many principles, and one of the clearest examples is the work of Rinus Roelofs, a Dutch artist who combines his two great passions: sculpture and mathematics. In his steel creations, mathematical concepts like geometric transformations and playing with dimensions are clearly visible. The exhibition “Mathematical Art” features nine of Roelofs' pieces, which also stand out for their bright colours. Visitors can enjoy how the shapes change as their elements turn and move. These surfaces are cut, raised, turned and folded over onto themselves, or linked together, to create fascinating abstract structures that let our imagination fly. Few exhibitions are as surprising and fun as this one, while also making us ask quite a few questions.
“Mathematical Art” is on through 11 September, Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm, at CosmoCaixa. Plus, you can take advantage to visit the newly renovated permanent collection at the museum, which is a great place for both children and adults to learn.
Tickets to the museum cost €5, although there are several discounts available. You can get your tickets at the ticket office or on the CosmoCaixa website.
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