Art and the Science of Math

By Mark Bertrang, The Creator of the Financialoscopy® on Thursday, December 7th 2023


Art and Science really go hand-in-hand. A lot of what we do at our office is Mathematical Science, but there is an Art to it. For this discussion, I am currently wearing my Jerry Garcia tie, which you can see below.

Whether it is his music or his ties, you have to admit that there is an art to them. Although, if you think about his music, there are only so many notes in a treble clef and a bass clef. So, is it art, or is it science?

Anyone who knows me knows I can lose myself at museums. One of my favorite museums is located in Boston. There is a room there filled with paintings by Claude Monet, and I can spend hours in there walking back and forth, looking at the impressionist art that he created. Another person who changed art in so many different ways was Pablo Picasso. This may surprise you, but here is a piece of art that he produced in 1907:

The painting above looks very traditional. Picasso, however, changed over time. Let’s look at a masterpiece called 'The Horror of War' below:

I had an opportunity to see both of these pieces. The first was in a museum in Barcelona, and the second was in a museum in Madrid. Picasso was quoted as saying, “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” If you think about what he is most famous for, it would be the latter. Even though the first piece is still considered to be a great work of art, the modern style of the second piece is what Picasso is the most known for.

What does this have to do with the work at our office? The work that we do is often mathematical, i.e., we make certain that the colors are correct. We also make sure that the tools that we use are going to work correctly, but we have taken a lifetime learning how to produce the art.

We all know what is needed to be able to build wealth. We all know we need to save money. We know that we need to save more than we spend. We need to be thrifty, and we need to be planning for the future. That’s all good, but in reality, if we all did what we were supposed to do, there would be fewer concerns over population weight gain in America. If we all just did what we were supposed to do, there would be a lot fewer accidents and there would be fewer deaths on the roadways because people would be following the rules. We all know what to do or at least what we should do, but it’s the art that gets us there. It’s the passion that gets us there. We bring the mathematical science to the table, but we also bring the passion and experience. We have spent decades learning the art of making the math all come together.

If you want the math, the art, and the experience of getting to the successful destination of your financial life, let’s do art class together. Let’s paint a portrait of where you are and where you wish to go. The way to do that is by scheduling your Financialoscopy®.


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