Painting and Visualization

ROBERT M. KIRBY,     Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah

DANIEL F. KEEFE and DAVID H. LAIDLAW,     Department of Computer Science, Brown University

45.1 Introduction

Art, in particular painting, has had clear impacts on the style, techniques, and processes of scientific visualization. Artists strive to create visual forms and ideas that are evocative and convey meaning or tell a story. Over time, painters and other artists have developed sophisticated techniques, as well as a finely tuned aesthetic sense, to help accomplish their goals. As visualization researchers, we can learn from this body of work to improve our own visual representations. We can study artistic examples to learn ...

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