Geometry is the archetype of the beauty of the world.~Johannes Kepler
The world is full of shapes. Circles, squares, ovals, triangles, and even some of your favorites from geometry class like parallelograms. For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, we are focusing on geometry—shapes that are visually interesting and form a pattern or rhythm.
To get your creative wheels spinning, here are some examples of photos that focus on geometry:
The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. is a stunning tribute to Abraham Lincoln and was modeled after the Parthenon in Greece. I love the classic ionic columns, topped with curving volutes and egg-and-dart oval patterns.
The giant Unisphere in Flushing Meadows, Queens is 120-foot-diameter globe, a symbol of the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. Made from stainless steel, the globe is composed of a series of “radial pathways” created by welded steel rectangles. It is surrounded by several orbital rings.
A spiral staircase from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago appears to be a series of oval shapes and radiating straight lines.
Sometimes geometric shapes appear in unlikely places–like these mosaics in a train station in New York City. If you look closely, you can see the small square tessera used in the design of the eyes.
A series of open glass windows in this aquatic club in Chicago create a beautiful pattern. I love the multi-colored repetitive shapes in each pane of glass.