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In my humble opinion, science and art are inter-dependent and inter-linking intellectual and creative pursuits.

From the Cambridge Research Horizon:
‘Today, when science and art are generally considered as separate domains of intellectual and creative achievement, the notion that Darwin’s ideas might have influenced the arts is perhaps surprising at first,’ said Jane Munro, co-curator of Endless Forms and Senior Assistant Keeper of Paintings, Drawings and Prints at The Fitzwilliam. ‘Yet the implications of his revolutionary ideas of evolution by natural selection had a profound effect on society at large, putting in question man’s relationship to the natural world and challenging the understanding of what it meant to be human. As this exhibition sets out to show, artists were in no sense immune from this.’


Image: Martin Johnson Heade, Cattleya Orchid and Three Hummingbirds, 1871, oil on panel. Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; gift of the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.


Written by blueroselady

July 13, 2009 at 6:01 am

Posted in photogprahy, sciences

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