Meet Phillip Scott Johnson.113330638_300His flawlessly composed video of art history left me wanting to see and learn more.


Such beauty, grace, and mystery.  The eyes.  The smiles.  I’m hypnotized.



If you’re curious like me, here’s the original art used in Johnson’s 500 Years of Women in Western Art  video.  The background music is Bach’s Sarabande from Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, performed by Yo-Yo Ma. Also brilliant.  And, believe it or not, there’s math behind those morphing faces. Yep, linear algebra.


      [,1]  [,2]
[1,]  0.25 -0.12
[2,] -0.55  0.16
> Cinv = solve(C); Cinv
           [,1]      [,2]
[1,]  -6.153846 -4.615385
[2,] -21.153846 -9.615385



Philip Scott Johnson’s handle on YouTube is eggman913.  He has more ‘morph animations’ for you. Prepare to be bewitched.

Toni 8/4/14


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