About the picture:
In the early years of the 20th century, the revolutionary
scientific and mathematical ideas of relativity and
multi-dimensional geometry captured the popular imagination.
Some art historians say these undercurrents helped inspire an
artistic revolution. Abandoning the classical rendering of
three-dimensional space, a group of artists that came to be
called the Cubists created works with fragmented
images and multiple view planes. This 1912 work, "Guitar on a
Table," by Pablo Picasso is an example.
The multi-dimensional geometry that so intrigued the Cubists
can be described with the topics we study in this course.