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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

Mathematische Aspekte im Werk Dürers (mathematical aspects in Duerers works)

Country: Germany
Century: 1400 - The 15th Century
Topic: Albrecht Dürer
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Name of Author(s): tu-Freiberg
Name of Producer:
Language/s of Product: German
Target Group: students, mathematicians, teachers, art-interested persons
Overall Evaluation: good
Objectives & Structure:
This site is part of a comprehensive collection of (art-) teaching-materials on the web that is gathered and strucured by the "austrian school-portal"
The topic of this site is to show how Dürer worked with mathematical structures and proportions in his paintings.
The Website contains weblinks to mathematical issues (such as rhomboaeder, for example) or to engravings of Dürer, too (Melancolia).
Description of contents:
mathematical aspacts play an important role in Dürers works. He was not only painter but also scientist and the influence of his scientific interest can be seen in his artworks.
Evaluation and Comments:
Overall Evaluation: good
Clarity of structure, logical sequence of contents: excellent
Usability / easiness of navigation: excellent
The website is interesting / stimulating: good
Educational and learning value: excellent
Quality and relevancy of content: excellent
Compatibility of the content with the target group: excellent
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
To discus the different aspects of Dürers artwork.
Evaluation Date: 22.9.2008
Name of teacher: DJF
Name of School: CER
Country: Germany

Comments about this product

Date: 2009.09.18

Posted by Michal Seroczynski,POLAND

Message: Albrecht Dürer- the aspect of mathematics
The usage of the magical square engraving on copper "Melancholy" by Albrecht Durer is a great example of linking the philosophical aspects of the art with mathematics, maybe even to be used during maths classes.
It is possible here to combine the information about the German painter with an interesting fact that the magical square on the picture is set together with the exercises regarding the sets of equation.
Of course such an intended lesson can be dedicated to presentation of Durer's life and masterpieces, with the stress on the artistical values of that masterpiece, however the mathematic considerations are possible to be formulated on the basis of the magical square setting in there.

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