Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Relationship Between Art and Science

I've been reading a great article by Jesus R. Soto in an old issue of Leonardo Journal. Here is his take on the relationship between art and science:

"The relationship that exsists between art and science cannot be reduced to a simple case of an artist 's appropriation and application of scientific methods and concepts. Art is not the illustration of scientific ideas; there is no cause-and-effect relationship between the two fields. At and science are engaged in a common struggle to confront universal questions".

taken from The Rold of Scientific Concepts in Art, Jesus R. Soto, Leonardo Journal, Vol 27, No 3. pp 227-230, 1994

But I wonder if there is a greater connection between art and science that we cannot fathom at this time. In some way, all time and matter in the universal is connected. As artists strive for greater aesthetic achievements, is it possible for their imaginations to visualize what scientists can only see with technology? Is beauty universal?

- joe

1 comment:

Emily said...

I think that beauty is subjective. What is beautiful to one person is not necessarily beautiful to another. I do agree that there is a connection between art and science that we can not quite grasp. Maybe the main relationship is in the minds of the artists and scientists. They're trying to figure something out, but they don't quite know what they're looking for. They have a question in their minds, but don't know how to find the answer.