Correlation between Science and Art
By Kinjal Trivedi
Science is logical and structured; studied at a micro level as well as a macro level. It has given insightful studies of the evolution from cells to growing and living organisms through its entire life span, and thereafter. This could be as small as microorganisms like bacteria and as diverse and vast as animals, humans, nature and geographical conditions.
Art, on the other hand, is the act of observing this growth with your emotions and feelings to give it a meaning, and spread the beauty. Art has no structured logic but is felt from the heart. If you like it, it creates value and if you don’t it does too.
The correlation between the two intertwines so beautifully that there is an overlap in a massive way.
We learn about geometry and use it to create balance in the painting or sculpture. The use of art materials like paint and colors that are used to beautify and give meaning to an idea is based on the chemicals you use. Water soluble paints are used to create translucent paintings on various base materials like canvas, wood, concrete, stone – in different proportions. These nature of paints are extremely versatile to create a watercolor effect or a gesso effect on the surface. Non water soluble paints are used mixing turpentine or acetone to create a long lasting finish and are usually consistent in nature. The drying period is longer and can be made glossy with a varnish on top of dried paint.
Different materials that are found from within the earth’s layers are excavated and used to create beautiful objects that create meaning for the particular region of land. For example, soft clay is used to earthenware, marbles are used for statues and covering walls, floors and ceilings in plain or mosaic pattern. Lapis Lazuli, granite, Black Stone are used to create even more precious table tops or panels on the walls. Depending on the index of Moh’s Scale from 1-10, the stones and tools that are used to carve a subject totally depends on the softness or hardness derived from the study of science.
So how important are different subjects like biology, chemistry and physics?
Most important to use their knowledge to ‘observe’ in a categorized manner. Both science and art are human attempts to recognize the world around us, and then share that understanding. Interpretation depends on the experiences of an individual person.
Both being transient in nature gives us immense opportunities and facets to grow towards our interests.
Applied art, commercial art, shading, lighting, pixels, engineering, building a bridge, making a beautiful abstract painting, building a robot from scratch, making a snowman, are all different forms of art and science helping each other build – create – make a difference.
Therefore, Art = Science.
18th century Botanical sketching
Carving out of marble
‘Disillusion’ by Il Dissinganno
Using soft yet sturdy marble stone to carve with suitable tools. The detailing is impeccable.
Relation between Art and Science