The Pythagoreans realised that numbers are hidden in everything, from the harmonies of music to the orbits of the planets, and this led them to proclaim that “everything is number”.

By exploring the meaning of mathematics, the Pythagoreans were developing the language that would enable them and others to describe the nature of the universe.

Numbers are one topic the Swiss artist Eugen Jost is dealing with in his paintings; the other one is language. The longer he has worked in those two fields – numbers and language – the less he has seen clear border lines between them. With both he describes reality, with both he is able to play