Leonardo da Vinci once stated, “Art is the queen of all sciences; communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world.” This observation could not be more accurate. Art is necessary for any science to be applied. Art radiates creativity and imagination, whereas science requires research and factual results. Areas of study such as photography, architecture, music, and astronomy need assistance in both artistic and scientific elements.
Photography is the largest growing hobby in the world. Whether someone is a professional photographer, using DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) cameras, or an amateur taking pictures using his/her cell phone, science continues to adapt to the needs of hobbyists and professionals. Scientific evolution of the camera has expanded the artistic approach in the world of photography.
Kodak introduced the camera to the mass market in 1901. The camera allowed light to pass through a lens, and was projected onto light-sensitive film. At first, the process was very difficult and time consuming and only people with steady hands could create images that were frame worthy. Thanks to technological advancements, images are easier than ever to capture.
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Architecture is the art and practice of designing and constructing buildings. It strongly encompasses both art and science, as the design of buildings attracts the general public but the structure still needs to be able to withstand the weight of the medal and natural elements.
The Lou Ruvo Brain Center was built by renowned Architect Frank Gehry.
His artistic style is highly recognizable utilizing strong curving lines and an abstract approach.
Music exercises and engages the brain in different levels of thinking. It allows an artistic expression of emotions yet requires mathematical understanding. Mathematics is heavily used when composing a new piece of music and patterns are tied to both music and math. Musicians need to recognize fractions as they are the mathematical division for time in sheet music. It is important as they need to hold the note for the correct amount of time.
Tim Bavington created the massive wall titled Pipe Dream for Symphony Park.
His inspiration for the construction was the Aaron Copland classical piece, Fanfare for the Common Man. Each pipe and color represents a different note in the song. The last pipe remains unpainted for the moment of rest at the end of the song.
Constellations are pictures created by the stars in the sky. Think of it as a giant connect-the- dot game! Before the calendar farmers relied on the placement of the constellations in the sky to know when to plant their crops and when to harvest them. Moons, stars, and planets captivate scientists and artists alike. Astronomers study the cosmos to connect on a deeper scientific scale, using telescopes and other equipment to better understand what is out there. Artists create images to amplify and share the sheer stunning and colorful aspects the solar system produces nightly.
Artists serve as great partners in the communication of scientific research; they can serve as great partners in the navigation of the scientific unknown.
Science and art play an important role in the creation and innovation of everyday lifestyle.
Look around and see how science and art have been influenced throughout modern day. The findings just may be more surprising than expected.
Credit: NASA & ESA, Acknowledgement: Gilles Chapdelaine