Image of the Week #96, June 17th, 2013:
From: 3 Essential Qualities Up-and-coming Science Writers Should Develop by Khalil A. Cassimally at The SA Incubator.
At first, we thought this was an artist’s depiction of Scientific American bloggers sitting down to pen the latest in cutting-edge science commentary. We imagine we look like this, after all. But the painting is instead Leonid Pasternak’s late 19th century “Throes of Creation.” Pasternak was a post-impressionist Russian painter known for illustrating Tolstoy’s novels.