The Science of Art

Methods & Mysteries: The Science of Art
Throughout history, artists and scientists have pursued a common goal: to explore –and if possible, reveal—the mysteries of the universe. Twentieth century physicists, for instance, studied Picasso’s Cubist paintings to theorize on perspective. Conversely, the 21st century artists Fischli and Weiss employed physics in their chain reaction installation piece, “The Way Things Go.” Students will evaluate how science and art inform and inspire one another, as well as create original works that reflect the spirit of collaboration between the two disciplines. A 35mm DSLR camera with manual controls is required; a limited number of cameras are available for borrowing at the Davis Library. 6 hrs. lect/lab.
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ART 1029

All Sections in Winter 2016

Winter 2016

ART1029A-W16 Lecture (Gatewood)