Albert Gleizes wrote the first major treatise on Cubism in 1907. Shown is his painting L'Homme au Balcon (Portrait of Dr. Théo Morinaud, 1912, oil on canvas, Philadelphia Museum of Art. One can associate chlorine with cubism’s style of simultaneously representing a subject from many viewpoints on the same canvas. In a way, it takes a cubist’s... Continue Reading →
It's no surprise that the following have received much more attention than my blog entries, even though very little time and effort went into making them.
For 2D or 3D Cartesian coordinate systems, there are simple formulas based on the Pythagorean theorem that allow one to calculate distance between two points. But what if the surface is curved, like that of the Earth? In other words, how do you get the shortest distance between two cities ? Instead of x and... Continue Reading →