Saturday, June 27, 2009

Art and curvature of space-time

Being general theory, AWT explains many aspects of symmetry and periodicity in art and beauty theory. For example in Aether theory a fuzzy boundary exists between insintric and exsintric observational perspective, which affects the perceiving of space-time curvature bellow and above human distance scale. Insintric perspective corresponds the deterministic, curvature geometry based view of relativity, where space-time is considered deformed, while path of light remains straight due Lorentz invariance. Exsintric perspective corresponds the perspective of quantum mechanics, which considers undeformed Hilbert space, while path of light is deformed heavily, thus forming fuzzy reality composed of overlapped particles, where Lorentz invariance remains violated heavily. Bellow human distance scale the meaning of both these perspectives becomes reversed.

In this context an interesting question may arise, whether some objective, curvature based boundary between impressionism and expressionism in visual art exist? In general, impressionism is earlier movement, related to rather optimistic illustrations of real exteriors oriented to future - whereas the expressionism is more recent movement, connected more to internal, abstract and tragical feeling of the past. Abstract or psychical impressionism is based on intuitive preference of overlapping spots (tachism), where positive curvatures and altitude prevails, while expressionism is more rational art, based on curves and lines with zero or negative curvature and pessimistic connotations (informel). Note that expressionistic art is often generated mechanically or by algoritmic digital techniques. The distance scale between positive curvature of blobs and negative curvature of areas and lines still remains around 1.7 cm, i.e. at range of CMB wavelength scale.

Psychic impressionism of Jeff Lewis, 2001:

Jackson Pollock, Autumn rhythm, 1950:

Karin Kuhlmann: Inflammable matter, 2005:

Such perspective would explain the subliminal value (and objective price) of J. Pollock's abstract oil drip "paintings", which are of fractal nature (albeit their fractal dimension is rather low) and where the spot and lines feature of 2D curvature remains rather balanced in it - so they appear most transformable/transformative from our subconscious view, because they illustrate dual character of Aether foam in its critical Lifshitz point most exactly.


Ciudadano Kane said...


I had never imagined that the nature could be put using so beautiful pictures. It's really amazing. I think AWT is the true way to connect the science with the art. One more question, have the bends of the pictures something to do with the curvature of the spacetime, which is predicted by General Relativity?. If so, Could you explain to us how? How a black hole would be, if its curvature is described using the artistic framework instead of math?

Ciudadano Kane said...

Why do you think the physicists prefer to use math instead of art to describe Nature? Maybe only the art is not enough for such task, is it?

Zephir said...

/*...have the bends of the pictures something to do with the curvature of the spacetime..*/

This is just what I tried to describe in this post... Expressionism is trying to describe oposite feelings, then the impressionism. Impressionism expresses intuitive twinkling joy of future without carying about details. Whereas expressionism rather analyzes tragical and rational conotations of past.

Quantum mechanics describes particles like voluminous overlapping blobs and spots, i.e outer perspective of quantum future at small scales, which is affected by quantum uncertainty.

Whereas general relativity describes empty space-time in tensor and curves, i.e. internal perspective of the distant past at large scales. This is dual approach to space-time foam, if we are describing it from perspective of bubbles or membranes.

Impressionism illustrates reality by fuzzy blobs which are serving like pixels of photos, while expressionism prefers vector art composed of linies and empty spaces, thus anticipating duality in development of physical theories. This is not the only classification possible, indeed. For example, we can see a cubism as a anticipation of hidden dimensions concept, which was introduced into physics by Kaluza and Klein at the beginning of last century. We can see the art as a complementary approach to reality description based on feeling and intuition. In my opinion isn't possible to illustrate abstract concepts completelly without pictures - this is why I'm using them in my posts quite often.

Ciudadano Kane said...

This is just what I tried to describe in this post...

And you did so well, the problem has been that I don't understand the post well, I've been unable to know what the post has meant exactly. I hope that you will have enough energy to read my comments and other nonsense that I will surely write at the future. But one thing that I think I've understood well is that science is art and art is science and AWT is the path between the two disciplines.

Ciudadano Kane said...

we can see a cubism as a anticipation of hidden dimensions concept

Do you know the Cubism? One of the fathers of that style was a Spanish painter, Pablo Picasso, who is well-known in Spain. Pablo Picasso did a painting which represents the suffering of the inhabitants of Guernica (a city in the Basque Country) during the Civil War (1936-1939) due to the German bombing. Unfortunately, the fascists won the war, and the country had to live very hard times. If you are interested, I advise you the movie 'El laberinto del Fauno' directed by Guillermo del Toro where is shown very well, how was the life in Spain after the Civil War (aprox. 1944).

Zephir said...

/** I've been unable to know what the post has meant exactly...*/

I see... In one sentence the purpose of this post was to show, we can distinguish between expressionism and impressionism simply by analysis of average curvature of shapes, presented on painting.

The second purpose was to show, that this curvature is analogous to observational perspective of quantum mechanics and general relativity, which are describing reality in similar way.

The third purpose was to show, the balanced approach of both curvatures leads to most evolutionary and transformative art, as expressed in J. Pollock paintings, i.e. to explain, why these paintings are so expensive.

In my opinion, the art anticipates the rational understanding of Nature in subconscious way and vice-versa: many ideas of science may be inspired by art on background. In particular, I consider cubism is an subconscious attempt to illustrate multidimensional aspects of reality.

Ciudadano Kane said...

In particular, I consider cubism is an subconscious attempt to illustrate multidimensional aspects of reality.

I can't believe it, now I understand what you want to mean with this post. Let me show you what I have learnt. The art is the first step, the art is the first intuition about the nature, for example, this video clearly shows a first approach towards the concepts of string theory. Thus, those concepts can be expanded using the art to complement the math, doesn't it?. Now, I understand why it's said the string theory is the melody of the Universe.

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Zephir said...

Do computers understand art? German researchers have shown that some mathematical algorithms provide clues about the artistic style of a painting.