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Jackson Pollock: loved or scorned by mathematicians everywhere

For art historians and museum folks, authenticating a Jackson Pollock painting can be hard. I mean, it’s just splatters on a canvas.

Not so, according to several different computer analyses. There is actually a method to Pollock’s madness. SPIE Newsroom has the latest article on the subject.

This painting is an example of work that has been debated as to whether or not it is or is not Pollock. “Teri Horton purchased [the painting] for $5.00 in a thrift shop in San Bernadino (CA) in the early 1990s. Although some art scholars have attributed this painting to Pollock, others have contested or rejected this notion.”

The authors of the SPIE Newsroom article hope to answer the question.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.