A beautiful artistically and mathematical break for the middle of the week – I thought I would share some more tile-like patterns. A while back I have written about this artist who was spray-painting abandoned buildings, but not in the usual way (Floors of Derelict Building with Tile-Like Patterns). Javier de Riba is back with beautiful patterns which encompass some mathematical concepts: tessellation, symmetry.
For those of you that don’t know much about tessellation, here is a small definition:
A tessellation is created when a shape is repeated over and over again covering a plane without any gaps or overlaps. A dictionary will tell you that the word “tessellate” means to form or arrange small squares in a checkered or mosaic pattern. The word “tessellate” is derived from the Ionic version of the Greek word “tesseres,” which in English means “four.” The first tilings were made from square tiles.
Now let us get back to Javier’s beautiful works of art:
If you are a tessellation fan like I am, don’t forget to check New – Irregular Pentagon that can tile the Plane, where I present a new 2015 discovery: 3 scientist break one of those mathematical unsolvable things. McLoud-Mann, along with her husband, Casey Mann, and David Von Derau discover of a new type of irregular pentagons that can tile the plane.
Also, find out more about tessellation from this video:
Don’t forget that maths is everywhere! Enjoy! ~LThMath