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Table 2 Information compression and the Arts.

From: Musical beauty and information compression: Complex to the ear but simple to the mind?

REGULARITY (COMPRESSIBILITY) MUSIC VISUAL ARTS POETRY EMOTIONAL RESPONSE
HIGHLY REGULAR (trivial compression) Repeated notes, simple ascending scales Simple geometric shapes Limericks, nursery rhymes (anapaestic tetrameter)* Indifference, boredom (irritation?)
EDGE OF REGULARITY (challenging compression) Beethoven (Classical) Picasso (Classicism, Surrealism, Cubism) Shakespeare (Iambic pentameter) Pleasure
EDGE OF CHAOS (very challenging compression) Duke Ellington (Jazz) Jackson Pollack (Abstract expressionism) Robert Louis Stevenson (Free verse) Pleasure
CHAOTIC (impossible compression) Noise Random splashes of paint Random letter/word generator Indifference, boredom (irritation?)
  1. The most appealing Artistic patterns are in between order and chaos, with those that are challenging but highly compressible including Beethoven's music. * Limericks and nursery rhymes arguably sit closer to the "edge of regularity" than "highly regular", but were positioned here to discriminate them from more sophisticated literary art.