Hi everyone – thanks to the 50 of you who have so far signed up to follow Before the Art on WordPress.com! It means a lot to me.
And I’d like to alert you, my tens of followers, that I’ve got a blog “mini series” coming up, which will focus on the history of art and its relationship with science.
Now at the moment, the combination of science and art is trendy. The Cern supercollider has hired an artist in residence.
Central St Martin’s University in London is starting their MA Art and Science program. And artists the world over, such as Rosemarie Trockle and the duo Semiconductor, reflect a fascination with this other field in their artwork.
So it’s no secret that in recent years the two disciplines have joined forces. Now I want to look back at the history of their relationship.
Science and art actually have a lot common. You could even argue that “modern” science was born out of – or at least with a lot of help from – art. Both are based in the practice of close observation. Both range from the most apparently profane aspects of life to minute philosophical concerns.
Basically, both science and art, in the most general possible terms, are simply human responses to the world around us.
So among my other posts, keep your eyes peeled for a six-part series on science and art right here on Before the Art over the next few months.
Questions, comments or contributions – especially where science is concerned? As usual, don’t fail to contact me. You can reach me through my email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, head over to my Facebook page (like my page if you haven’t yet), and let me know your thoughts!
This is the introductory post for my ART AND SCIENCE miniseries. Catch up with the other posts here: