Pollock was doing math

Why are Jackson Pollock’s spatter paintings so intriguing? Couldn’t a kindergarten student do the same thing? Actually, a mathematician has analyzed his paintings and found that his seemingly random drip paintings exhibit patterns that are self-similar in the same way as fractals.

Here’s the link to the article:

http://discovermagazine.com/2001/nov/featpollock#.UQqeQugnkww

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