Salvador Dalí and the Fourth Dimension

Thomas F. Banchoff
Proceedings of Bridges 2014: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2014)
Pages 1–10


Salvador Dalí often used mathematical objects and ideas in his paintings and he enjoyed sharing ideas with mathematicians and scientists. This article describes a series of yearly meetings with Dalí starting in 1975, including discussions of “Corpus Hypercubus” and of his works in progress, especially his paintings featuring images from the Theory of Catastrophes of his friend René Thom.