Science inspires art
The arts and
sciences are sometimes described as separate entities,
incompatible and conflicting with each other,
but art and science are not so dissimilar. They
both require careful observation, dedication and
discipline as well as intuition, inspiration and
passion. A particular skill can be described as
an art or a science - 'the art of the baker' or
'the science of baking'. And both can inspire
each other. The human form is often a muse for
artists and close-up, even our smallest cells
arouse a sense of beauty and awe.
Follow these links to find
out about artists who are inspired by science,
or scientists who are passionate about art.
Visions of Science is a photographic awards
scheme organised by Novartis Pharmaceuticals
in association with the Daily Telegraph
and with support from the Science Photo
Library. The aim of the awards is to encourage
ongoing discussion about science.