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art and science

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craig roland (rol1851.EDU)
Thu, 10 Oct 1996 22:25:41 -0500

For Henry and others involved in the "art and science" discussion, you
might want to check out "The DaVinci Project" at:

At the risk of violating copyright law, I've lifted a small paragraph from
this web site that seems relevant to the discussion here:

>The relationship between art and the science of chemistry is not readily
>obvious or even discussed with the student of either. However, when examined
>more closely - examined more scientifically and more artistically - the
>>scientist and the artist have often been found to be one and the same.
>"Most >imaginative scientists are also artists, poets, musicians or
>writers" (The >Creative Process, 1985). This connection was proposed by
>J.H. van't Hoff, a >poet and the first Nobel laureate in chemistry in
>1878. Van't Hoff's study of >more than 200 early biographies of scientists
>supported his contention about >the close relationship between chemistry
>and art.

Here is also a relevant quote from A. Einstein (What I Believe, 1930) I
took from the site:

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the
source of all true art and science."

With regards,


CRAIG ROLAND. Associate Professor-Art Education.
Department of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville Florida.
32611-5801. (352) 392-9165 - Art Ed Office (352) 392-8453 - Fax

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