Van Gogh’s Turbulent Starry Night

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.

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