Multifractal structure in nonrepresentational art.

  title={Multifractal structure in nonrepresentational art.},
  author={Jonas R. Mureika and Charles C. Dyer and Gerald C. Cupchik},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={72 4 Pt 2},
Multifractal analysis techniques are applied to patterns in several abstract expressionist artworks, painted by various artists. The analysis is carried out on two distinct types of structures: the physical patterns formed by a specific color ("blobs") and patterns formed by the luminance gradient between adjacent colors ("edges"). It is found that the multifractal analysis method applied to "blobs" cannot distinguish between artists of the same movement, yielding a multifractal spectrum of… 

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