Thursday, February 09, 2006

Fractals and art

Here is an interesting NY Times article about how fractal analysis may (or may not) help determine the "artist" behind a specific work of art. The artist in question here is Jackson Pollock, and the artwork is a particular piece that many believe are created by him, but Pollock's unique fractal pattern doesn't quite on. Here are a few other references, (1) a short paper by Ivars Peterson, (2) a technical article from Physics World, (3) an article from the journal Nature, and (4) Richard Taylor's homepage.

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