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“Study the science of art and the art of science.” - Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci: "Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses and especially, learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else" and "only through experimentation can we know anything."

Science is the king of art subjects. It is the art of inventions, discoveries, innovations and gaining more knowledge.

"Science is the new art".

Science-art:  selling art to  scientists and science to artists. 

Education is all about learning all those you want to learn and applying wherever possible.

Albert Einstein’s quote — “the greatest scientists are artists as well”.

Science has always relied on visual representation to convey key concepts.

  ‘If you can’t explain something simply, you don’t understand it.’ - Albert Einstein

Math is undeniably artistic

An interdisciplinary researcher must  face the challenge of being proficient in two (or multiple) different research areas! Not only must s/he be familiar with key principles and methodology in each area, but also understand baseless "biases" and "dogmas" that are a result of inbreeding, and struggle to fight these, as new knowledge emerges from her/his research. An unenviable task indeed! The pointlessness of evaluating such researchers work with conventional metrics should be aptly emphasized.

“The best scientists, engineers and mathematicians are incredibly creative in their approaches to problem-solving and application development”.

"Science, like art, is not a copy of nature but a re-creation of her." – Jacob Bronowski

In scientia veritas, in arte honestas — in science truth, in art honor

E.W. Sinnot, the American biologist and philosopher: "Stored images in the mind are the basis for new creative ideas."

Science based art and literature : communicating complexity through simplicity - Krishna

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.
--Physicist and Violinist Albert Einstein

Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything by Anonymous

Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art - Will Durant 

Life itself is a beautiful interaction between art and science. You can't escape it! - Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa 


"The Science of Art is like putting a microphone to the whispers of creativity that echo through the halls of every research laboratory fused with the late night musings of the artists in their studios" - Sachi DeCou

“Every Science begins as Philosophy and ends as Art, it arises in hypothesis and flows into achievement”- Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy

Scientists can be artists as well,  while they submit their academic papers, and theses they often draw their own illustrations!

Is suffering really necessary? Yes and no. If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you, no humility, no compassion.
-Eckhart Tolle

Science has enabled the kind of art we’ve never before seen.

Without the arts, science is hobbled. Without science, art is static.

John Maeda wrote of Leonardo da Vinci’s observations that art is the queen of science.

Science is as much cultural as art is cultural,”

Art is science made clear (what!).

"The aim of art is not to represent the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." - Aristotle.

Science is a search for answers, based on logic, rationality and verification. Its workplace is the laboratory.

In contrast, art is a search for questions, based on intuition, feeling and speculation. Its workplace is the studio.

DaVinci himself said, "Art is the queen of all sciences communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world. "
"Art is the heart's explosion on the world. Music. Dance. Poetry. Art on canvas, on walls, on our skins. There is probably no more powerful force for change in this uncertain and crisis-ridden world than young people and their art. It is the consciousness of the world breaking away from the strangle grip of an archaic social order." - Luis J. Rodriguez.

For Dawkins, understanding the science behind natural phenomena (and sometimes being reminded of how much more we have yet to learn or discover) can still make our encounters with them sublime. From this point of view, science is the champion of artistic creativity, not its enemy.

"Scientists and artists are both trying to get a better understanding of the world around us, but they are doing it through different lenses,"

It takes many skills to achieve truly remarkable things. A diverse view to solving problems is best.

You need a deep understanding of science to actually manipulate concepts in novel ways and get creative in science - Krishna

"If you hear a voice within you saying, 'You are not a painter,' then by all means paint ... and that voice will be silenced, but only by working."
-- Vincent van Gogh, in a letter to his brother Theo, 28 October 1883.

"The line between art and science is a thin one, and it waves back and forth”

"One of the most common misconceptions about science is that it isn't creative — that it is inflexible, prescribed or boring. Actually, creativity is a crucial part of how we do science"!

"All knowledge has its origins in perception." Da Vinci.

“The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it; and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful." Jules Henri Poincare

The beauty of art lies in the inimitable creativity of the artist and in the interpretation of the beholder.

"Artists see things one way and scientists another and the really interesting thing is in what's in between."

Einstein’s support of artistic endeavors is both well-known and well-documented.

“The greatest scientists are artists as well,” he once said.

Atul Dodiya (Indian Artist) : Life is beautiful as a painter. Changing colour, observing life and paying attention to every detail that we’re exposed to, and then giving our own vision to it… Nothing gives me more joy.

Art : You accomplish a task that is called art as there is no specific postulates or guidelines.

Science : You do the work with a set of guidelines.

"Change and risk-taking are normal aspects of the creative process. They are the lubricants that keep the wheels in motion. A creative act is not necessarily something that has never been done; it is something you have never done."
-- Nita Leland in The Creative Artis

 Pablo Picasso once said, "Good artists copy, great artists steal." All creative artists build upon the work established by the masters before them. ( Not me!- Krishna)

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.   Art is knowing which ones to keep – Scott Adams

‘Art makes science come alive for students’

Albert Einstein - “The greatest scientists are artists as well”.

“ Science art shows some of the incredible natural beauty that researchers in life sciences see every day in their work.”

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Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on January 23, 2020 at 8:54am

Art helping science: Kirigami designs hold thousands of times their own weight

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on April 6, 2017 at 8:11am

China announces ban on ivory trade by end of 2017

Beautiful art ivory carvings!

But at what cost? Elephant extinction! Conservationists think thousands of years of tradition and culture will have to be stopped to save some of the magnificent animals that walk on this planet. And they are right.

An art form became an industry and in a few short years China began to account for up to 70% of the global demand for ivory.

Today, as a result of the surge in poaching, the elephant is once again facing complete annihilation, with estimates suggesting there are fewer than half a million left in Africa.

There may be no more wild populations within a decade.

When art sacrifices for science? A good sign for our planet.

This week, by the end of business hours on Friday, almost half of China's authorised, government-approved ivory factories and shops will have closed their doors for good.

A team of officials from the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) will be on hand to witness the shutdown.

The rest of China's legal trade will be gone by the end of the year - a total of 34 factories and 138 shops.

It is a deeply symbolic moment, a "game changer" according to campaigners.

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on April 2, 2017 at 9:55am

Synthetic biologist Tal Danino manipulates microorganisms in his lab to create eye-catching, colorful patterns. Here’s a look at the process he uses to turn “Oh, yuck” into “Oh, wow.”

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on December 7, 2016 at 7:20am

Michelangelo’s Secret Message in the Sistine Chapel: A Juxtaposition of God and the Human Brain

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on September 25, 2016 at 10:14am

Microbiology makes its mark at the first edition of the London Design Biennaletaking place in Somerset House. Portugal’s exhibition by Marta de Menezes uses bacteria and viruses to create changing art that represents the future direction of the country.

With the common topic “Design by Utopia“, 30 nations have interpreted utopic and dystopic futures using art to make us think about where we’re headed. Portuguese artist Marta de Menezesdecided to use microbiology to represent the changing nature of her nation.

The artist used bacteria, viruses and plants to visualize real statistical data of the gender gap that currently exists in her country. But over the three weeks of exhibition, the bioart pieces have changed and grown to represent the progression towards anequalitarian utopia.

Portugal’s exhibition also counts with computer-generated 3D maps that offer the opposing dystopian future of a sexist society. By using natural elements in her pieces, Marta conveys an optimistic view of what could be achieved.

 You can see her exhibition at the London Design Biennale until the 27th of September!

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on September 17, 2016 at 8:36am

An artist and geoscientists at NASA are formally collaborating to figure out fresh ways to present the effects of climate change to the public. On Friday, at the Global Exchange summit on art and science at Lincoln Center, Mr. Guariglia was announced as the first artist to be embedded on a NASA Greenland mission — joining more low-altitude flights through 2020.

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on September 13, 2016 at 7:58am

The Artist in Residence (AIR) Program at the SETI Institute includes ten artists who work closely with SETI scientists for two years. Designed to integrate art and the science, the goal of the program is to “expand upon the SETI Institute’s mission to explore, understand, and explain the origin, nature, and prevalence of life in the universe.

There are no rules in the collaborations between artists and scientists. The idea is not necessarily that the art is supposed to reflect the work being done, or that scientists are supposed to find some frame of artistic reference to expand their search for aliens — though both sides certainly hope that this is the case.

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 30, 2016 at 8:23am

Art Captures How Rockets Feel Forces
Newton’s laws of motion help create spiraling artwork.

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 25, 2016 at 8:39am

Cancer Research Center puts the artistry of science on display

Cancer researchers have to deal with some of nature’s ugliest diseases, but they do find bits of beauty along the way – and that beauty is the focus of an art walk presented by Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center recently.

The event features scientific images that were captured by researchers at Fred Hutch, and will be  on display in the Mundie Courtyard on the research center’s South Lake Union Campus, at 1100 Fairview Ave. N.

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 9, 2016 at 7:03am

Morphing Metamaterial Created using Kirigami Technique
A new metamaterial has been created by engineers from the University of Bristol using an ancient Japanese technique known as Kirigami.
Kirigami, in which the cellular metamaterials were based upon, is a Japanese art form that involves cutting and folding paper to obtain a 3D shape. The new technique enables cellular structures to be engineered with precise cuts that create large shape and volume alterations resulting in a lightweight, strong material. The shapes can be created with moveable parts that result in extremely tunable mechanical properties, making it more dexterous than origami.

The research conducted examining the viability of Kiragami structures was concluded in a PhD program run by the University’s EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT), and was recently published in Scientific Reports.

The experiment by PhD student Robin Neville examined the mechanical properties of a kiragami object that exhibited shape-changing characteristics with the ability to modify its configuration through a method of actuation mechanisms.


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