Colloquy Cycle on Friday, April 7, 2017 - 10:30
Information Theory and Aesthetics. Application to the Evolution of Van Gogh’s Artwork
I will review in this talk the application of information theory to aesthetics. Information theory, developed by Claude Shannon, provides powerful tools to study the information content of any kind of data. We will use these tools to study the low level information content of Van Gogh paintings, and show that our results match well with the analysis by art critics.