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Oriental Ink Painting with a Computer Instead of a Brush

Oriental Ink Painting with a Computer Instead of a Brush

Traditional occidental painting techniques like watercolor or oil build an image from many layered brush strokes. You don't usually notice the individual strokes unless you stand very close. But in traditional oriental ink painting, called sumi-e, the brush strokes are the painting.

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Stanford Marine Biologists Share Their Artistic Side

Stanford Marine Biologists Share Their Artistic Side

The third annual Hopkins Marine Station Amateur Art Show was held this past weekend in Monterey, California.

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Geneticists Solve Van Gogh's Mutant Sunflowers After 125 Years

Geneticists Solve Van Gogh's Mutant Sunflowers After 125 Years

Most admirers of Vincent van Gogh's iconic "Sunflower" paintings gaze upon the golden inflorescences without any awareness of the scientific conundrum they pose. But researchers from the University of Georgia have finally cracked the case with a paper published in PLoS Genetics.

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Producer's Notes: Color By Nano – The Art of Kate Nichols

Producer's Notes: Color By Nano – The Art of Kate Nichols

Artist Kate Nichols synthesizes silver nanoparticles and incorporates them into her unique and colorful macroscale pieces.

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Science Event Review— Ask a Scientist: How Computers Look at Art

Science Event Review— Ask a Scientist: How Computers Look at Art

What's amazing is that I knew nothing, nada, zip, zilch about art history and computer modeling prior to 7pm last night. I still don't know much, but enough to talk about it with my wife and friends. That's the brilliant thing about these informal science events, the information sticks with you.

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