LTU Computer Science discovery featured on The Economist
Computer Science research on Computational Art at LTU discovered hidden similarities between the artistic styles of Jackson Pollock and Vincent Van Gogh. While the painters artistic styles are visually very different from each other, comprehensive computational and statistical analysis using thousands of numerical image content descriptors revealed that the mathematical features of the paintings of Jackson Pollock are much more similar to those of Vincent Van Gogh compared to other painters such as Monet or Renoir. This research introduces the use of computational science as a research tool that can be used by Art researchers and Art historians. The discovery was featured on several newspapers and magazines, including the science section of The Economist.