From TIME: "Art history and mathematics may seem an unlikely combination, but math techniques in image analysis is transforming the way art historians and conservationists do their work. Algorithms can be used to distinguish copies from originals, characterize and quantify the style of one artist in comparison to another, and restore cracks and fading..." (continue reading Becca Stanek's article, "Van Gogh and the Algorithm: How Math Can Save Art," on

Screenshot of the Time article displaying (on the left) a composite photograph of a hidden portrait under the Vincent van Gogh painting "Patch of Grass" from 1887, and on the right showing the Time Magazine red square logo.