Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, Vol. 13, Iss. 3, July, 2009, pp. 341-348
@2009 Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences


Science and Art: Emergence of Patterns from Nature”s Chaos, Through Parallels Between Edward Lorenz and Yves Klein

R. P. Taylor, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, and University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Abstract: Famous stories achieve their enduring appeal because they capture the essence of the times from which they emerge. This is true for both art and science. At critical moments in history, these two worlds become intertwined through a shared quest to understand the world around them. Questions hang in the air and, remarkably, accidents deliver the answers. In this chapter, I will explore the relationship between science and art as Edward Lorenz”s discoveries unfolded to shed new light on the sensitive patterns hidden within nature”s processes.

Keywords: Lorenz, Yves Klein, patterns in nature, unpredictability, fractal geometry, Action Painting