“Imaginary Stroke Movement Measurement and Visualization” by Lyu, Zhang and Yuan



    Imaginary Stroke Movement Measurement and Visualization



    When viewing visual artworks, one can feel the suggestive movement from the brushstrokes. This phenomenon has been recorded widely in literature on art theory, and its physiological basis has been found in neuroaesthetic studies, but there is no method to measure its details at present. In this paper, two experiments are designed to measure the velocity sense and the trace sense, which are the instantaneous and cumulative representations of the same content—the kinetic feeling of strokes, respectively. Furthermore, various visualizations are designed for the two kinds of experimental data as artistic recreation of traditional artworks. In addition, the quantitative analysis is performed on the imaginary stroke movement, showing that imaginary stroke movement can be studied by mathematics.


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