Mathias Brandewinder on .NET, F#, VSTO and Excel development, and quantitative analysis / machine learning.
by Mathias 16. March 2013 10:04

Mondrian is one of those modern painters whose work everyone recognizes, even though few people will quote his name. He also happens to be one of my favorite artists – in spite of their simple geometric structure, I find his pieces strangely beautiful:

Mondrian_Composition_II_in_Red,_Blue,_and_Yellow

“Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow”, from Wikipedia

I have been hard at work on some pretty dry stuff lately, and needed a bit of a change of pace, and ended up spending a couple of hours coding a simple Mondrianizer in F#: give it a picture, and it will transform it into something “in the style of Mondrian”.

For instance, starting from my Twitter avatar, here is what the Mondrianizer produces:

TournesolMondrianizedTournesol

This was strictly quick-and-dirty hackery, so the code is not my best by any stretch of the imagination, but I was rather pleased by the results – you can find the current version of the Mondrianizer here on GitHub.

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by Mathias 1. June 2009 07:23

Via Aleks Jakulin, amazingly beautiful surfaces generated by Paul Nylander using Mathematica:

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