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“.


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  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


    1. 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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