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Two Mathematicians #0
BY MA

https://by-ma.art/

This project explores the highly mathematical world of Islamic geometric patterns.

Islamic design is one of the world's great artistic traditions, but much is known about the methods used by artisans in centuries past to construct them. One of the first attempts to formalize the geometry behind Islamic patterns was E.H. Hankin's seminal 1908 paper "Polygons in Contact", which remains a key technique today. Our project combines the approach described by Hankin with transformations of designs found at real-world historical sites.

Two Mathematicians avoids traditional ornamentation and colouring. It seeks to find beauty in the geometry of the patterns themselves, embellishing only with subtle combinations of basic line and dot shapes. Its two archetypes contrast the precision and order found in Islamic patterns with the informality of a rough draft. In that, it reflects the personalities of its creators, alternating between the obsessive need for order and exactness, and the embrace of just winging it.

Controls:

  • Zoom in or out with scroll wheel, or arrow up/down.
  • Press 'i' to see the underlying structure.

license: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

owned by: 0x4bacb7

library: p5js

feature
value
Archetype
53.95%
Frame
64.47%
Paper Color
92.11%
Pen Color
13.82%
Pattern
29.61%
Expanded Stroke
89.47%
Interlacing
72.37%
Random Angles
91.45%
Strokeless
97.37%
Primary Fill
11.18%
Secondary Fill
65.13%

features

Sober

53.95% (82) have this trait

Full

64.47% (98) have this trait

Light

92.11% (140) have this trait

Purple

13.82% (21) have this trait

Hexagons in Contact (1 edge)

29.61% (45) have this trait

Yes

89.47% (136) have this trait

No

72.37% (110) have this trait

No

91.45% (139) have this trait

No

97.37% (148) have this trait

Waves

11.18% (17) have this trait

Empty

65.13% (99) have this trait

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