WHEN SCIENCE MEETS ART
Feast your eyes on these beautiful works of art that happen to have been inspired by science.
“THE GREATEST SCIENTISTS ARE ARTISTS AS WELL,” said Albert Einstein.
FOR AS LONG AS artistic expression has existed, it has benefited from scientific principles – be it experimentation with new materials or techniques to render different perspectives. Likewise, art has long contributed to the work and communication of science.
In recognition of the mutual enrichment, collaborations between scientists and artists are blossoming around the world.
Here we feature the works and words of five outstanding artists. “Science is my muse,” comments Xavier Cortada, who marked the discovery of the ‘God particle’ with a set of triumphal banners. The same can be said for all of them. Suzanne Anker renders small worlds in petri dishes. Lia Halloran explores serendipity in science. Margaret Wertheim conveys her passions for physics, feminism and environmentalism through crochet. Daniel Zeller translates images from neighbouring worlds in his own artistic language.
Feast your eyes, and your mind.