Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The influence of science on art

The most famous example of the influence of science on art is probably expressed by one of the most inspiring artists all times: Salvador DalĂ­.
It is well known that he read all the articles in scientific literature, especially about the discoveries of Einstein. The fluid clocks are such a beautiful example of how he found form for his insights.
And one of the most used examples of scientific influence on art is fractal art, originally derived from discoveries in mathematics. And yes, for a change I have found an image that fits the text :-): a postcard with one of my latest flower fractals. Which in itself is also quite interesting. The formulas for fractals are derived from nature (for instance the structure of a leaf). And although fractals as expressed art can look quite clinical, there are also many fractals that regain that floral quality.
And now we have the Higgs particle in physics. The "God particle".
Let me tell you that all the excitement is not just in the world of physics and technical sciences, but that I am also really curious to see how this will play out in art. The BBC just broadcasted another program on the discovery (or not) of this particle and also mentioned the super symmetry, which plays a role in the matter/anti-matter theory. In art we look at composition and the subject of symmetry and balance is very important.
We don't know how new discoveries will affect our daily life yet, but it looks like this one is going to be big.
In "new age" theories many people have been predicting the arrival of new colors. With our planet moving through the Photon belt and all new energy frequencies, this idea is not so far out. The question may need to be if our eyes will be able to pick up on it, or that we need to be looking at expanding the range of frequencies that the human eye can read. Maybe the new colors are already here, but we do not see them yet!
New food for healing and the health care profession as well!

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