Van Gogh was able to depict artistically what we know mathematically about turbulence. Fascinating connection between math, science, and art.

BADGING: Watch the video. Write a single paragraph explaining how Van Gogh demonstrated mathematical truths about turbulence in his paintings. Write a second paragraph hypothesizing why he was only able to do this during turbulent periods of his life. Go to this link and look at a few more examples of artists using mathematics in their art. Write a third and final paragraph explaining how modern artists are using mathematics in their work.