Symmetry Orbits: When Artists and Mathematicians Disagree

Abstract

In many examples of repeating patterns in the art of various cultures, the use of symmetries to analyze those patterns does a good job of capturing the repetition intended by the artist. In other cases, however, the artist uses precise forms of repetition that are not well modeled by mathematical symmetries. The analysis of the orbits of motifs under the… (More)

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