Can the humble pie chart seen as art? We are certainly aware of its informational qualities but computational guru Mario Klingemann shows us the lesser-known arty pie chart. He analyzes the different colors in famous pieces by Vincent van Gogh, Johannes Vermeer, and Michelangelo and recreates the artwork using the data from the analysis. He calls the technique “pie-packing”.
See some of his pie-packed visualizations after the jump.
The Starry Night
The Girl with a Pearl Earring Pie
The Creation of Adam
Portrait of Madame X
The Cake is a Pie
See more of Quasimondo’s work in his Processing & Flash Flickr set.
[via Brain Pickings]