Jacques Mandelbrojt

Jacques Mandelbrojt is a painter and theoretical physicist born in 1929 in Asnières, France. His first oil paintings appeared in 1943 and since 1954 have been featured in more than 30 one-man shows and 20 international group exhibitions. Former Professor of physics at Université de Provence, he also created and directed the University Department of Visual Arts at Luminy. He has been a member of Leonardo editorial board since 1970 and a member of the Laboratoire de Musique et Informatique de Marseille (MIM). His dual experience as painter and theoretical physicist led him to write since 1967, mainly in Leonardo, over 30 articles on art and science particularly on the comparison of their creative processes, co-edit (with L.Alcopley and G.Careri) a special issue “Art and Science: Similarities, Differences and Interactions,” publish two books on these themes, give numerous lectures, and co-organize several colloquia. Time is an essential element of his paintings, either in their elongated format or in the series. He has given numerous concerts-exhibitions and a CDExtra "Paintings Perused," made up from 400 of his paintings, with the seven composers of MIM. He has served as Guest Editor, with Jack Ox, for "Synaesthesia and Intersenses" in Leonardo. Email: jmandelbrojt@wanadoo.fr.


Journal Articles

Special Section: Synesthesia and Intersenses

Intersenses/Intermedia: A Theoretical Perspective

February 2001
Special Section: Global Crossings: The Cultural Roots of Globalization: The Spirit and Power of Water Project

Music, Colors and Movements of Water

August 2003
Special Section: Intersenses and New Technologies

Introduction: Intersenses and New Technologies

August 2003


February 1999
Special Section: The Aesthetic Status of Technological Art

Introduction: The Aesthetic Status of Technological Art

June 1999
Special Section: The Aesthetic Status of Technological Art, Part 2

Special Section Introduction

August 1999

The Pencil and the Mouse

August 1999

The Sound of Painting: Music in Modern Art

June 2000
Special Section: ArtScience: The Essential Connection

Similarities and Contrasts in Artistic and Scientific Creation-Discovery

October 2006

Multiple-Time Installation

February 2011

Benoit Mandelbrot and Fractals in Art, Science and Technology

April 2011