Math and Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”

In fluid dynamics, turbulence or turbulent flow is a flow regime characterized by chaotic property changes.  It turns out that Van Gogh was able to depict turbulence in his painting “Starry Night“.


4 thoughts on “Math and Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”

  1. Roseylinn, this is absolutely fascinating. He needed inner turbulence to see fluid turbulence. I am going to listen to Don McLean’s song to see if any congruencies with this are contained therein Thanks, BTG


    • Yes it is interesting that he could portray turbulence in his art when he was having his own inner turbulence. I like Don McLeans “Vincent” song. Josh Groban did a remake that is also good.


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