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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 August 3, 2016 at 9:25am

Art and science are set to collide in The Waikato Matrix, an experimental project from Wintec researchers Joe Citizen, Jason Long, Gert Hattingh and Andy Fendall. It is designed to raise questions about …Art and science collaborate in new experimental exhibition.

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 3, 2016 at 8:17am

It's no secret that science often produces mesmerizing images to go along with all of its graphs, charts and tables. Now some of those images, generated by biomedical research underway in the Kansas City region, have a show all of their own at Kemper East.
Images scientists submitted to KCALSI, and the resulting exhibition, Science to Art, is up through September 12 at the museum's open-to-the-public administrative headquarters a block from the main museum.
Science to Art, through September 12 at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art's Kemper East location, 4420 Warwick Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-753-5784.

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on July 31, 2016 at 6:16am
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Scientists at Caltech have just recreated a tiny version of Van Gogh’s Starry Night by folding DNA molecules. The creation marks the first time this technique, known as “DNA origami,” has successfully scaled up to build large number of DNA-based devices on computer chips. The Caltech team published their findings in Nature.

The “origami” name may make this work sound artsy, but there are real scientific implications for DNA origami, and it’s part of broader conversation that believes molecules to be “the devices of the future”—as Caltech’s Paul Rothemund told Gizmodo. “But how do you connect them? How do you wire them up into larger circuits? How do you do anything with them? You need an interface between the molecular and the macroscopic world, and that’s what this is.”
Rothemund co-authored the Nature article and is regarded as a DNA origami pioneer. He’s been folding DNA into interesting shapes for a decade now, and his minuscule artwork—which has included smiley faces (see above), snowflakes, and a map of the Western hemisphere—was displayed at New York’s MoMA in 2008.

The methodology behind DNA origami is, of course, incredibly complex. But, in short, Rothemund and Caltech postdoc Ashwin Gopinath developed a way of folding DNA and then tuned injected fluorescent molecules to specific wavelengths, leading to patterns of “hot” and “cold” spots that can be fashioned into images. Gopinath had just watched the “Vincent and the Doctor” episode of Dr. Who and was inspired to design the test around an image of Starry Night—knowing that successfully capturing the painting’s complexity would assuredly demonstrate DNA origami’s power and potential.
DNA origami may have resulted in the most impressive recreation of Van Gogh’s masterpiece thus far, but it is one of several similar recent pursuits, like this rendering of Starry Night in a bowl of water, and this one that uses a handful of bacteria-infested petri dishes.

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on June 29, 2016 at 6:02am

Cancer scientists create series of stunning abstractions with their work!

At first, they look like distant nebulae captured by the Hubble Space Telescope or shots of deep-sea creatures swirling in the dark.

But peer closer into the illuminated photographs that line the 8th floor of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute's new Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center, and you can see minute cell structures glowing neon blue, yellow and red.
The cells and surrounding tissues have been injected with naturally fluorescent proteins borrowed from jellyfish, which are used to track the how cancer grows and spreads on the cellular level.

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on June 26, 2016 at 12:45pm
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How artists classified the animal kingdom...
In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries artists were fascinated by how the animal kingdom was classified. They were in some instances ahead of natural historians.

This is one of the findings of art historian Marrigje Rikken. She will defend her PhD on 23 June on animal images in visual art. In recent years she has studied how images of animals between 1550 and 1630 became an art genre in themselves. 'The close relationship between science and art at that time was remarkable,' Rikken comments. 'Artists tried to bring some order to the animal kingdom, just as biologists did.'

But they classified like this:
Beetles, butterflies and dragonflies
Even-toed ungulates
Wealthy courtiers
In the flesh
Leiden, Universiteit. "How artists classified the animal kingdom." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 21 June 2016. .

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on June 18, 2016 at 10:24am

Where art and science intersect
The close connection between art and science is being examined in a new exhibition by the North Shore Arts Association in collaboration with Ocean Alliance.

Artwork depicting the sea and Cape Ann comprise “Art of the Sea and Science,” which will be on display June 17 through July 30 at North Shore Arts Association, 11 Pirates Lane, Gloucester.

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on June 18, 2016 at 10:21am

Reflections of Research ; medical research as work of art
researchers carry out cutting-edge, painstaking research every day and we want them to share a picture of this research.

The most engaging and exciting image is awarded the British Heart Foundation’s Reflection of Research Judges' Winner by a panel of judges.

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on June 16, 2016 at 10:35am

Russian Scientists Create Art Through Chemistry
One team of Russian science enthusiasts who have been popularizing science in their home country by way of performances at science festivals, and creating their own TV programs, has been finding out what happens when science meets art.
Art Nauka, led by Nikolay Novoselov, pride themselves on investigating the “physics of the impossible,” and for their latest experiment, have turned themselves in to chemical elements, from carbon to liquid nitrogen. Despite the expected dangers of the latter, “if liquid nitrogen touches the skin for less than two seconds it's not dangerous” says Novoselov, who admits to drinking it and exploding it.


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