It's paint on canvas or board. It's a glimpse into the human soul. It's also data. Artist Yousuke Ozawa reminds us of this in his series Data Visualization. It shows photos of several paintings next to the visual data sets that represent them. Spoon & Tamago explains:
“Art is now seen through google images or wallpapers,” Ozawa tells us. “However, we are actually looking at a series of numbers and letters instead of actual paint.” Using a generator, Ozawa retrieves the codes of famous paintings and prints them out. He then aligns them side-by-side with a printed counterpart of the actual visual image.