Lately, the mysteries surrounding Vincent Van Gogh, the genius painter, have been revealed one after the other.
The painter, well known for his works like Starry Night, Sunflowers, and Bedroom in Arles is no doubt surrounded by mysteries. His life and his works are very interesting and some of the the most wondered mysteries have been revealed. Let's take a look!
The first of these was the discovery of his sketchbooks which can lead to many more discoveries about him.
In the following research's obtained papers, it appeared that Van Gogh actually cut off all of his ear, not a part of it.
Later on, the woman whom he gave his ear to was revealed.
Lastly, another mystery surfaced...
More important, mysterious and surprising than others!
Starry Night, the painting Vincent Van Gogh painted a year before his death in June 1889, is one of the most groundbreaking paintings of history.
In 2004, it was discovered with Hubble Telescope that the distant stars are surrounded by "halo of light," made up of dust.
You may ask 'How is that related to Starry Night?'. Astronomers think that the image viewed by the telescope mysteriously resembles the painting Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh a lot!
Scientists started to research how this discovery can be related to the artist's works and realized Van Gogh used the concept of turbulent flow in fluid dynamics as an actual pattern in his paintings.
Meaning the famous painter from Holland discovered one of the hardest concepts of science while battling with depression and bipolar disorder in a mental asylum in France: Turbulence
In fluid dynamics, turbulence is a flow regime characterized by chaotic changes in pressure and velocity that forms big or small structures.
To give an example, turbulence causes the clouds to form.
Think about it, 100 years ago from now, Van Gogh was able to discover one of nature's biggest phenomenons in the darkest time of his life.
With the revealed mystery of Van Gogh's painting, scientists researched other paintings to find a clue on turbulence too.
The research showed the other painters weren't that mathematically correct compared to the works of Van Gogh.
Even The Scream by Edvard Munch couldn't come close to it. 😱
To keep it short, Van Gogh nailed one of the most complicated mysteries of physics and mathematics at the heart of art.
Scientists doubled our admiration for the artist with this fascinating discovery!👏👏👏