## A Conversation for Art History 101: Obscure Mathematical Joke

### What's the point

Caiman raptor elk - Escaping the Array Started conversation Sep 17, 2018

I suppose that if you connect the points of the two intertwined shapes on the right and fill in the surfaces, you will get the same basic shape as on the left(?)

### What's the point

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated Posted Sep 17, 2018

For an answer to that, you'd have to ask a mathematician.

The dumb cartoonist was just making a pun on 'Platonic'.

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SashaQ - happysad Posted Sep 21, 2018

There is some sort of relationship between them, yes - I can see how you could rotate the objects to get the five-pointed stars to line up, and then the pointy bits on the right hand one would line up with the centres of the three-pointed stars...

I like the joke indeed A87808008 Superb drawings, too - fascinating to study

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