Fractal Analysis: Revisiting Pollock's drip paintings

  title={Fractal Analysis: Revisiting Pollock's drip paintings},
  author={Katherine Jones-Smith and Harsh Mathur},
Arising from: R. P. Taylor, A. P. Micolich and D. Jonas Nature 399, 422; 1999 Taylor et al. replyWe investigate the contentions that Jackson Pollock's drip paintings are fractals produced by the artist's Lévy distributed motion and that fractal analysis may be used to authenticate works of uncertain provenance. We find that the paintings exhibit fractal characteristics over too small a range to be usefully considered as fractal; their limited fractal characteristics are easily generated without… CONTINUE READING
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