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RE: [art_education] Art and Math - Pollock and Fractals

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  • jscofiel@midtel.net
    ... amazing mind. I enjoyed the movie Pollock too. if it was acurate to his nature then i can understand his struggle to be understood. very sad that so
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 1, 2007
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      > hi- that article about jackson pollock was really COOL! he was really an
      amazing mind. I enjoyed the movie Pollock too. if it was acurate to
      his nature then i can understand his struggle to be understood. very
      sad that so many incredible minds are plaqued with emotional struggles.
      thanks for sharing!! jeannie.

      Hi Judy, do you have a recipe for play dough? i misplaced it and have to
      > send it on to a teacher, thank you, robin
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: art_education@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:art_education@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Judy Decker
      > Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 8:07 AM
      > To: Art Education; Art Talk
      > Subject: [art_education] Art and Math - Pollock and Fractals
      > Greetings Art Educators,
      > Jan H. posted this to ArtsEducators list:
      > http://www.discover
      > <http://www.discover.com/issues/nov-01/features/featpollock>
      > .com/issues/nov-01/features/featpollock
      > Here's more information on one analysis of Pollock's works - art and
      > math.
      > ----------------------------------------------------------
      > Scout Report ran a feature on Pollock February 10, 2006 (copyright 2006)
      > http://scout.
      > <http://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2006/scout-060210-inthenews.php>
      > wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2006/scout-060210-inthenews.php
      > Computer Analysis Suggests Paintings Are Not Pollocks
      > http://www.nytimes.
      > <http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/09/arts/design/09poll.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&8hpib>
      > com/2006/02/09/arts/design/09poll.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&8hpib
      > UO study questions paintings' authenticity
      > http://www.oregonli
      > <http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1139455529308930.xml&coll=7>
      > ve.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1139455529308930.xml&coll=7
      > Fractals and art: In the hands of a master
      > http://www.nature.
      > <http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060206/full/439648a.html>
      > com/news/2006/060206/full/439648a.html
      > Jackson Pollock
      > http://www.nga. <http://www.nga.gov/feature/pollock/pollockhome.html>
      > gov/feature/pollock/pollockhome.html
      > Richard Taylor: Further Information [pdf]
      > http://materialscie
      > <http://materialscience.uoregon.edu/taylor/art/info.html>
      > nce.uoregon.edu/taylor/art/info.html
      > Unpopular Front: American Art and the Cold War
      > http://www.newyorke
      > <http://www.newyorker.com/critics/content/articles/051017crat_atlarge>
      > r.com/critics/content/articles/051017crat_atlarge
      > Robert Hughes, the venerable art critic for Time magazine, stated in
      > 1982 "It is impossible to make a forgery of Jackson Pollock's work".
      > It is certainly true that the physicality of his paintings, along with
      > Pollock's famed "pour" technique was forward-looking for its time.
      > Given this information, it is not surprising that previously unknown
      > works by Pollock that materialize draw close scrutiny from art
      > historians, and increasingly, scientists. This week, the New York
      > Times reported that Professor Richard Taylor of the University of
      > Oregon had utilized fractal geometry to examine 14 of Pollock's
      > painting to help determine, and perhaps put into question, the
      > authenticity of a cache of paintings found in 2003 in Wainscott, New
      > York. This cache of paintings was discovered by Alex Matter, whose
      > parents were friends with Pollock. Currently, Matter is planning a
      > large exhibition of these newly discovered works, and this growing
      > controversy has been closely followed among those in the art world.
      > Dr. Taylor has remarked that his examination of the works has revealed
      > "significant differences" between the patterns of these newer works
      > and those of known Pollock works. He also mentioned that "That's
      > either due to one person who is extremely varied, or it's due to a
      > number of different artists." [KMG]
      > The first link will take visitors to a piece from this Thursday's New
      > York Times, which discusses the recent computer analysis of the
      > paintings. The second link will whisk visitors away to a fine article
      > by The Oregonian's Richard L. Hill that discusses Dr. Taylor's
      > findings and the rising tide of controversy surrounding these works.
      > The third link will lead users to an intriguing piece from the
      > magazine, Nature, which explores the science behind Dr. Taylor's
      > investigations and Pollock's idiosyncratic style and manner. The
      > fourth link leads to a National Gallery of Art web exhibition on
      > Pollock and his work that begins with a rather intense photograph of
      > Pollock holding a cigarette to his forehead. The fifth link leads to
      > Dr. Taylor's homepage at the University of Oregon, where users may
      > read some of his compelling articles and other writings on his
      > analyses of Pollock's work through the use of fractal geometry. The
      > sixth and final link leads to a piece by Louis Menand, writing in The
      > New Yorker on the subject of American art and its function and
      > ideology during the Cold War. [KMG]
      > ----------------------------------------------------
      > shared here with permission.
      > Judy Decker
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