You must see it:
From: Jose-Luis Aragon [view email]Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 14:10:58 GMT (167kb)
Kolmogorov scaling in impassioned van Gogh paintings
We show that some impassioned van Gogh paintings display scaling properties similar to the observed in turbulent fluids, suggesting that these paintings reflect the fingerprint of turbulence with such a realism that is even consistent with the way that a mathematical model characterizes this phenomenon. Specifically, we show that the probability distribution function (PDF) of luminance fluctuations of points (pixels) separated by a distance R is consistent with the Kolmogorov scaling theory in turbulent fluids. We also show that the most turbulent paintings of van Gogh coincide with periods of prolonged psychotic agitation of this artist.The conjunction is like this: if you see eddies in this beautiful picture from NASA
Then you may start thinking about all kind of PDF analysis of everything (e.g. R) and find out maybe that van Gogh’s paintings, e.g. The Starry Night is also “turbulent” in Kolmogorov (see the previous post) sense, isn’t it nice?
Wheat Field with Crows
Not turbulent, the guy went wrong 😦
Self-Portrait with Pipe
Oil on canvas
46.0 x 38.0 cm.
Paris: Spring, 1886
F 180, JH 1194
Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum