Tom Banchoff lecture - Salvador Dali and The Fourth Dimension: a Personal Account
- Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 10:00am to 11:00am
- Strand Union Building, Procrastinator Theater - view map
Salvador Dali throughout his career was fascinated by the work of scientists and mathematicians, and many of his paintings are influenced by geometry of three dimensions and beyond. How is it that Dali chose a four-dimensional cross as the central figure of one of his most famous religious paintings? This illustrated presentation describes ten years of interaction with the artist starting in 1975, providing insights into his fascination with mathematical ideas, including several joint projects and connections with the catastrophe theory of Rene Thom.