A TED-Ed Animation Exploring the Ways Van Gogh Paintings Captured Light and Fluid Movement

The latest TED-Ed Animation by educator Natalya St. Clair and animator Avi Ofer explores how painter Vincent Van Gogh’s colorful brush work captured the chaos of natural mathematical concepts like turbulence.

Van Gogh and other impressionists represented light in a different way than their predecessors, seeming to capture its motion.