Posts Tagged ‘Degas’

Shapes and emotion

May 6, 2014

Above: Leonardo da Vinci “Lady with an Ermine” Shapes are essential to the character of each artistic image. Have you ever glimpsed a painting from a great distance, and understood something of the emotion conveyed by the artist even before discerning the full content of the picture? Along with tone and colour contrast, clear shapes within […]

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Art vs. science: a closer look

January 9, 2014

Following on from my previous article, let’s now look more closely at the approaches of scientists and artists. Can they really have much in common? I’ll start by outlining scientific procedure, and then see how the artistic process compares.   Scientific procedure Oxford English Dictionary definition of “scientific”: “a method or procedure that has characterized natural science since […]

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