## fractal

Mathematicians and artists mingle in London

**Carla Farsi**is both an artist and a mathematician, who declared 2005 her Special Year for art and maths. Find out what she got up to, and what it's like being a part of both worlds.

Fractal geometry can identify Jackson Pollock's paintings

**Lewis Dartnell**explains, our brains have evolved to take pleasure in rhythm, structure and pattern. Since these topics are fundamentally mathematical, it should be no surprise that mathematical methods can illuminate our aesthetic sense.

**Toby O'Neil**describes how the mathematical theory of dimension gives us a way of approaching the question.

**Andrew Davies**gives us an introduction to Measure Theory.

**Richard P. Taylor**explains that Pollock's patterns are really fractals - the fingerprint of Nature.