Do computers understand art?

A team of researchers from the University of Girona and the Max Planck Institute in Germany has shown that some mathematical algorithms provide clues about the artistic style of a painting. The composition of colours or certain ...

New book explores meaning of figurines in Delos

The sectarian wars raging around the globe attest to the rigidity of many religious outlooks today. But in the second century BCE, residents on the Greek island of Delos saw nothing wrong with using others' gods in their ...

Computers match humans in understanding art

Understanding and evaluating art has widely been considered as a task meant for humans, until now. Computer scientists Lior Shamir and Jane Tarakhovsky of Lawrence Technological University in Michigan tackled the question ...

Researchers develop new method of quantitative art authentication

(PhysOrg.com) -- Dartmouth researchers Daniel Graham, James M. Hughes, and Dan Rockmore are combining their expertise in brain science, computer science, and mathematics to analyze a series of drawings from the 16th century ...

Big Data reveals classical music creation secrets

A team of scientists has shed light on the dynamics of the creation, collaboration and dissemination processes involved in classical music works and styles. Their study focuses on analysing networks of composers contemporary ...