Saturday, May 4, 2013

THE DNA OF ART

WHERE ART AND SCIENCE MEET


Leonardo Da Vinci      from google for educational purposes only

Artists have used science and science has used art for hundreds of years, it is almost a symbiotic relationship. We just are not always aware that is so and has been so for ions.  

Leonardo Da Vinci invented not only the thought processes that led to helicopters, airplanes, machine guns and other technology, but he also invented techniques and applications of art that were new to his time. Have you ever noticed when you view the Mona Lisa she seems to follow you where ever you are standing in the room? It is the way in which he painted her eyes that helped achieve that end. Sfmato was another technique Leonardo invented, which blurs the background to the image. His use of complex perspective allowed us to see art more dimensionally that we ever had previously.  Have you ever noticed how Dali used the double helix in his symbology in his paintings. Dali was friends with the brightest scientific geniuses of his time.   Paints in tubes took artists outdoors and enabled them to do plein air painting for the first time.  New paints changed the color pallet artist had available. 

To See a time line of art innovations click below
Time Line of New Techniques in Art...read more(<click here)
  • ARTIST WHO USES DNA TO PRODUCE PORTRAITS!
Dewey-Hagborg’s odd habit has a larger purpose. The 30-year-old PhD student, studying electronic arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, extracts DNA from each piece of evidence she collects and enters this data into a computer program, which churns out a model of the face of the person who left the hair, fingernail, cigarette or gum behind.
Dewey  Hagborg Dna portraits    from google for educational purposes only

It gets creepier.
From those facial models, she then produces actual sculptures using a 3D printer. When she shows the series, called “Stranger Visions,” she hangs the life-sized portraits, like life masks, on gallery walls. Oftentimes, beside a portrait, is a Victorian-style wooden box with various compartments holding the original sample, data about it and a photograph of where it was found.


Read more: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/artscience/2013/05/creepy-or-cool-portraits-derived-from-the-dna-in-hair-and-gum-found-in-public-places/#ixzz2SLyqjN62 
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