Tasks planned in this step of the project
1. Mathematical beauty around us.
Participants are to discover and talk about mathematical beauty (based, for example, on symmetry) hidden in the objects that surround us. They will also discuss feelings evoked by this kind of beauty.
2. Scientific knowledge and precision in art.
Participants will look for examples of a skilfull use of scientific knowledge in pieces of art: paintings, sculptures, monuments etc. The outcomes may be presented in the form of ebook.
3. Solving Rubik's cube
According to the article which appeared in Cosmos 61 - Feb-Mar 2015 under the headline "Art inspires a magic cube" Ernő Rubik, a Hungarian teacher of design courses at the Academy of Applied Arts and Crafts created a plastic cube with six different colours, one for each face, with each face divided into a 3x3 grid in 1974.
The beauty of it was that each face could turn independently thanks to an internal mechanism of 21 parts moving on curved tracks.
It is probable that he had considered the cube to be primarily a work of art, until he scrambled the colours. Realising how difficult it was to restore each face to a single colour, Rubik discovered he’d created a puzzle. Afterwards it took him more than a month to work out how to solve it.
Our students will learn how to solve this popular puzzle and organise an international school competitions of the solvers.
4. Coded pictures.
Students will be challenged to create pictures (at first simple and later maybe more sophisticated ones) by using binary codes. They will install the exhibition of their artworks.
5. Plants as the inspiration for art-loving people.
We will ask for various answers for a simple question: "What can you see behind these flowers?"
We will explore our reactions, our feelings, our thoughts. Do they evoke an intellectual response or do they address to your senses? Do you relate this experience to biology, mathematics, psychology, poetry, music, or performing arts? Do people of different cultures or ages have similar reactions?
We will explore the situations when nature, plants, flowers, trees, landscapes were the inspiration for artists.
We will encourage our artistic skills and creativity to achieve the outcomes as paintings, sketches, maybe short poems or other pieces of arts.