Science, Art, Litt, Science based Art & Science Communication
Do you think that the boundaries are made more rigid by the way in which we are now educated? I was lucky enough to go to an old university in which, even though I read a scientific subject, I was awarded a Master of Arts. Originally, it was considered the ''Art of Science'' and only now have we forced the division so rigidly. Perhaps the school and university examination systems bear some blame.
Interestingly, Christopher Wren is remembered for his fabulous architecture but was, at first calling, an accomplished mathematician. In the 17th century perhaps there was a very more liberal attitude to such distinctions.
An example of the reverse, where Art could be considered to be applied to Science, is when Kekule, in the 19th century, first premoted the idea that the model for benzene should be a ring; apparently he had the image of a snake biting its own tail. Although then backed by empiric observation nevertheless shows the importance of applying artistic modelling to chemistry.
I agree and say ''yes!''
There are different aspects of the relationship between art and science. First of all - the technical. The production of paints, pigments, varnishes, different solutions is a science by itself. Some other forms of art, such as music, is impossible without the creation of musical instruments. The physics of the sound is essential in its production.
Another aspect of the cooperation of the art and science is the direct use of the mathematics in art in order to establish the laws of composition. Artists and mathematicians of the Renaissance were trying to calculate the laws of harmony and perfect proportions.
Piero dela Francheska, who was an artist, wrote a book about the laws of the perspective. He is considered to be the founder of descriptive geometry. His student –Luki Pacholli had published another book “Divine Proportions.”
Modernism made another attempt – to express the unconscious mind. Personally, I am not sure how much of a science is in this method of painting.