Appel à communication : Ars et Scientia

Joseph Wright of Derby, An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, 1768, huile sur toile, 183 x 244 cm, Londres, National Gallery.

Type : Appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel : 16 juillet 2017

Date de l’événement : 27 octobre 2017

Lieu : Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University

Ars et Scientia: Intersections of Science and the Visual Arts, October 27th, 2017

Despite the semantic divide that seems to separate art and science in modern culture, the boundaries between the two disciplines have always been fluid and permeable. From the earliest recorded botanical illustrations, painted on papyrus scrolls in Egypt in the 2nd century AD, to contemporary artist Josh Kline’s use of 3D printing in his work, art and science have long been used in tandem to make sense of the world and explore our place within it. The working notes of printers like Louis-Marin Bonnet as they experimented with the technique of chalk-manner engraving resemble nothing so much as a scientist recording data and observations for his experiments. Representations of the scientist at work in his laboratory also abound, from Pieter Bruegel’s Alchemist to Joseph Wright of Derby’s An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, and serve as social commentaries on the role of the scientist in society. More recently, scientific technologies have proven to be invaluable tools for the modern art historian and museum curator, allowing us to better understand artists’ working methods and materials through the use of imaging technology and chemical analysis. Continuer la lecture de Appel à communication : Ars et Scientia

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