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Multifractal analysis and authentication of Jackson Pollock paintings
Author(s): Jim Coddington; John Elton; Daniel Rockmore; Yang Wang
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Paper Abstract

Recent work has shown that the mathematics of fractal geometry can be used to provide a quantitative signature for the drip paintings of Jackson Pollock. In this paper we discuss the calculation of a related quantity, the "entropy dimension" and discuss the possibility of its use a measure or signature for Pollock's work. We furthermore raise the question of the robustness or stability of the fractal measurements with respect to variables like mode of capture, digital resolution, and digital representation and include the results of a small experiment in the step of color layer extraction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 February 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6810, Computer Image Analysis in the Study of Art, 68100F (29 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.765015
Show Author Affiliations
Jim Coddington, New York Museum of Modern Art (United States)
John Elton, Pegasus Imaging Corp. (United States)
Daniel Rockmore, Dartmouth College (United States)
Yang Wang, Michigan State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6810:
Computer Image Analysis in the Study of Art
David G. Stork; Jim Coddington, Editor(s)

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