15 August 2007

Anatoly Fomenko

I'd like to recommend the drawings of Russian mathematician Anatoly Fomenko.

Here's a URL. http://anatoly-fomenko.com/art/main.php

From what I understand, Fomenko is a brilliant mathematician, who has taken it into his head that he's also a historian -- although his theories in the latter sphere (his "New Chronology") have the whiff of the crackpot about them.

Still, the drawings have a wonderful quality to them, combining minimalism and surrealism if you will. What is the minimum you can do on a two-dimensional surface to produce a surreal result?

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