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Maker(s):Atiyah, Sir Michael
Culture:British (1929- )
Title:The Index Theorem from the portfolio Concinnitas
Date Made:2014
Materials:Aquatint in Gamblin Portland Black ink on Rives BFK White 300g paper
Place Made:Printed by Harlan & Weaver, Inc.
Measurements:Frame: 31 9/16 in x 37 1/16 in x 2 1/2 in; 80.2 cm x 94.1 cm x 6.4 cm; Sheet: 26 1/8 in x 31 5/8 in; 66.4 cm x 80.3 cm; Plate/Image: 22 in x 27 15/16 in; 55.9 cm x 71 cm
Accession Number:  UM 2017.16.1
Credit Line:Gift of Robert Feldman in honor of Lois Beurman Torf (Class of 1946), a great friend
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

Mathematical equation written in white on black background.

Label Text:
"Mathematics is both an Art and a Science and beauty plays an essential role, a fact recognized by all mathematicians. The great German mathematician Hermann Weyl, one of my heroes, put it well when he said: 'My work has always tried to unite the true with the beautiful and when I had to choose one or the other I usually chose the beautiful.'" - Sir Michael Atiyah

conceptual art; mathematics; science; technology

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