## mathematics and art

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.

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**primary teacher and maths coordinator**Maureen Matthews.

**mathematics of perspective**, researchers are now able to produce three-dimensional reconstructions of the scenes depicted in these works.

Mathematics is helping the blind move forward and us all to step inside the past.

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

**Andy Burbanks**explains what Lyapunov Exponents are, what the much misunderstood phenomenon of chaos

*really*is, and how you can iterate functions to produce marvellous images of chaos from simple mathematics.