The video explains the mathematics and science represented in Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”.

Language: English

Subject: Sciences – Mathematics – Art – History

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Physicist Werner Heisenberg said, “When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: why relativity? And why turbulence? I really believe he will have an answer for the first.” As difficult as turbulence is to understand mathematically, we can use art to depict the way it looks. Natalya St. Clair illustrates how Van Gogh captured this deep mystery of movement, fluid and light in his work.

Lesson by Natalya St. Clair, animation by Avi Ofer.

Author: TED-Ed (YouTube)

Publication date: 30-10-2014

Video length: 04:38