Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” – the unexpected math behind the painting

Vincent van Gogh - Starry Night

Vincent van Gogh – Starry Night

I don’t think there is a person in the world who would question Van Gogh’s genius.  No doubt his works are masterpieces. However, did you know that besides their art value, they have also been praised by the scientists?

Watch this short TED lesson, created by art and math educator Natalya St. Clair and animator Avi Ofer to learn how behind one of them he had succeeded to capture the mystery of the turbulence with accuracy that rivals the way physicists and mathematicians have been explained it.