Bridges 2010 Short Paper
Matière of Painting Analyzed by Wavelet Transform
(Proceedings pages 491–492)
“Matière” plays an important role in paintings to
create an atmosphere to tableaux. We investigated
“matière” or texture features of Paul Klee’s
paintings because he seems to have tried to use many painting
techniques and materials intending to produce variety of textures
that create respective atmosphere in each painting. As a first step
to know texture feature of color images of his paintings we analyzed
grayscaled images of paintings in seven composition categories by
2-D wavelet transform. Then we calculate an image characteristic
amount from the result of wavelet multi-resolution analysis of the
painting images to clarify their texture feature quantitatively.
As a result, the image characteristic amounts of painting images
we calculated actually indicate that Klee created many different
textures by using many kinds of painting techniques and materials.
This result indicates that we can use the image characteristic
amounts as objective index of texture feature or
“matière” of paintings.