Bob Ross is one of the most beloved painters of his generation, and he focused almost exclusively on the outdoors. Depicting the “happy trees” and “friendly mountains” of Alaska and the greater western U.S. for his TV show, The Joy of Painting, he earned a following that has only grown since his death. But surprisingly little is known about his life. Famously private, he granted only a handful of interviews and never really spoke about his deeper motivations. So how should we remember Bob Ross, and what does his art say about the natural world? Data journalist Walter Hickey took on these questions, analyzing all 381 of the paintings Ross did for his show. What he found will have you looking at the artist in a whole new light.
From Flowingdata.com Fathom Information Design recently made tools to find patterns in documents of text. Using custom tools we’ve built to understand large document sets, we analyzed the transcripts of all 403 episodes of Bob Ross’ “The Joy of Painting”
From Yahoo Sports Videos American mixed martial artist and former freestyle wrestler, Henry Cejudo, stops by the Yahoo Sports studio to talk MMA, winning a gold medal at the Olympics, and Bob Ross’s cultural impact. See the video here: