• Jean-Francois Podevin

The fine art of Camouflage

The fine art of camouflage is part of a collection of paintings called "Millefiori". "A Thousand Flowers."

For "the Fine Art of Camouflage", I create an illusion of chaos within order and of order within chaos . In order to create this contradiction I chose life forms that you would never see together in reality.

Benoit Mandelbrot, the man who brought back "visualization" into mathematics was searching for paintings of fractals that were the unique and personal creation of an artist. He was looking for images that differed from the familiar images of fractals swirls generated through number crunching. His purpose was to illustrate his belief that artists were natural born mathematicians. He mentioned Hokusai's famous tsunami wave, the medieval tapestries called Millefleurs also his early pencil drawn fractal pattern designs as examples.

He asked me if I was interested in creating an image or two which he would consider for his latest book project at the time. I began painting this series, but following Benoit's departure in September 2010, I put this body of work aside until today.

I would like to believe that Benoit Mandelbrot would have enjoyed these paintings.

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