Med in Art

ICRI 2014 Research & Art Competition and Exhibition

Science & Art in dialogue over the centuries

Art has long been interested in Research and Science: from Renaissance art and Leonardo da Vinci with his studies of physics, 19th century art nouveau with its influence from shapes and colours emerging from biology and the invention of the microscope, to 20th century art with Surrealist iconography drawing on Freud and the findings of psychiatry, the acclaimed American James Turrell working with the physical laws and the optical illusions of light, the young Chinese WU Juehui dealing with a potential interface between neuroscience and art, and to grand international exhibitions dedicated to the intersection of art and science, such as L’âme au corps: arts et sciences 1793-1993 at the Grand Palais in Paris, curated by the great art historian Jean Clair, the meeting point of art and research/science has been fascinating artists and has deeply determined the course of their work. […]

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