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Beautiful Sunsets (and Sunrises) in Art

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.31.2014 | Arts
Subhankar Banerjee

On March 25, the Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics journal published an article that addresses pollution in art. Soon I'll talk about that, but first a bit about the Arctic.

Art and Suffering

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

Could Picasso not again face what humanity had done? Did he recoil at the idea of any aesthetic response to horror and devastation on that scale? Or, in the face of such unimaginable suffering, did he find art unequal to the task?

Review: I Know (Je Sais) by Ito Naga -- Observing Through Science and Poetry

David Kudler | Posted 12.14.2013 | Books
David Kudler

We usually think of science and poetry as inhabiting very different parts of the human mind, of human culture. When an astrophysicist spends his days writing a book of poems called I Know (Je Sais), we might want to pay some attention.

New Technique Makes Old Masterpiece VERY Small

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 08.06.2013 | Science

The enigmatic image is perhaps the most reproduced in art history, but it's never before been painted on such a small canvas. Using a novel nanotechn...

What's It Like Walking On Clouds?

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 11.02.2012 | Arts

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to walk on clouds? Well, now you can. Argentine installation artist Tomás Saraceno's new exhibition...

Art Duo Depicts Eerie Images Of Life On Mars

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 08.20.2012 | Arts

At first glance Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick’s photographs depict a faraway planet: vast, jagged, and anagogic. This realm is populated with ...

Dancers Take Over CERN Campus, Posing As 'Time'

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home

It's not all microscopes and lab coats at the Higgs boson headquarters on the Swiss-French border. Well, it is, but there's also some art going on...

Exploring the Possibilities of Interdisciplinarity at Tällberg

Arthur I. Miller | Posted 08.27.2012 | Science
Arthur I. Miller

It is too often the case that conversations on creativity plummet to new lows. Conversely, the one at Tällberg was a grown-up discussion which ranged far, wide and deep, over a spectrum that included art, science, technology and business.

From Spider Webs to the Cosmic Web

Mario Livio | Posted 08.14.2012 | Arts
Mario Livio

For an astrophysicist, perhaps the most amazing aspect of 3D spider webs is how much they resemble computer simulations of the cosmic web -- the filamentary structure of the Dark Matter in the universe.

Luminous Spirals, Glowing Water, Dark Space

Mario Livio | Posted 08.08.2012 | Science
Mario Livio

There is no doubt that Hundertwasser has left a huge body of work in painting, architecture, and environmental projects, much of which is fascinating. I found three elements in his painting, in particular, to be intimately related (at least to my mind) to current scientific interests.

Intensive Geometry

Carla Leitao | Posted 06.18.2012 | Arts
Carla Leitao

Few would disagree the bare bone common language of design disciplines is Geometry -- a system to help measure, before being tainted by dimension, dis...

Art & Physics and Me

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 04.10.2012 | Science
Kimberly Brooks

Science and art were woven like DNA strands through my upbringing. While my father appreciated and encouraged my passion and talent as a child, a common saying around the house was "You can be anything you want, as long as you're a doctor first."

PHOTOS: Exhibition Explores Shadows Between Art And Science

Posted 01.04.2012 | Arts

Science, in theory, exists to clarify the truth. Art shows us the beauty of the lie. In 'Dark Matters', an exhibition exploring the shadows between ar...

Blockbuster MoMA Show To Become Science Experiment

ARTINFO | Posted 12.18.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Abramovic's Museum of Modern Art retrospective has popped back up in Russia at contemporary art impresario Dasha Zhukova's Garage space. The new itera...

WATCH: Incredible 3D Drawing Machine

Posted 11.14.2011 | Arts

As twin artists, Ryan and Trevor Oakes are familiar with taking a singular experience and realizing it can be split it in two. Their lives have always...

Numerical Beauty: Iconic Images From Science And Math

Posted 10.15.2011 | Arts

Artists and scientists may sometimes disagree on the nature of beauty, but their respective aesthetics sometimes align. The arts may be the source of ...

The Art of Making Science Dance

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Craig K. Comstock

Images obtained from scientific instruments: what makes some of them dance with visual delight?

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Art And Science Collide In Frank H. Netter's Medical Illustrations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Frank H. Netter, MD WHAT: Frank H. Netter, MD, Michelangelo of Medicine WHEN: November 23, 2010 - February 27, 2011 WHERE: Morris Museum 6 Nor...

Art Mirrors Science at the Museum of Contemporary Art

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John M. Eger

Great art reflects what is happening in our physical world and often predicts our scientific future.