The Cake is a Pie: Pie-Packed Art by Quasimondo

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

Mona Lisa

Autumn Rhythm

Alexander Sakharoff

Portrait of Madame X


The Cake is a Pie


See more of Quasimondo’s work in his Processing & Flash Flickr set.

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2 replies on “The Cake is a Pie: Pie-Packed Art by Quasimondo”

The Mona Lisa is interesting – uneven pies in the boob area and a nice bright third eye. I especially like the Mondrian – pie charts seem to somehow enhance the Dutchness.