The Science of the Arts


Art has come a long way since Leonardo da Vinci’s time. The way it’s made, they way it’s interpreted, and the way it’s done. But the one classic thing that has never changed is the fact that art is directly influenced by science. Now that we know more about space, art pieces may be created, now that we have the technology people can make their art on a computer, in the making of some sculptures there have been lasers used to cut stone, there are endless points showing, when it comes to art it is limited to nothing when it goes without science.

“Art has discovered certain things way before science got to them”. These are the words of the interact art museum co-founder, Michael Martynov. The examples he gave were perspective and color mixing and these are perfect example only for one reason. They are rather simple. Once science got involved in art you can see that art began to get more complex and deep. Artist started to use the science around them to inspire them and to even help them create their masterpieces. Linda Thrasher, maestra of communications at the interact art museum said it best ; “instinctively we use science to deign and draw, you can’t remove science from art.”

Aside from creating the are with technology, social media helps young and new artist share their art with the world. Through popular social media pages such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. artists are able to put their work out there without putting their work in an art gallery. This especially helps out those artists in high school or college. For High school senior Jack Wilmot, social media is a key factor in him putting out his work. “You could take a picture of your art and, you know, put it were every you want whether it’s Instagram or Twitter.”

When asked if art is just as important as science in this society, Thrasher responded by saying “creative people are artists; whether it’s coding, whether it’s designing graphics, you can’t separate and pull that out.” Science will always play a major role in art, and art will always play a major role in science. Art and science are evolving rapidly around the world, and soon we may be seeing science not only in the labs but on the canvases.

Written by: Justin Jackson

Edited by: Daniel De Villers

Produced by: Victor Prieto

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