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A Wondrous Look Inside a Tuft of Grass

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500 years ago, artist and engraver Albrecht Dürer took the time to carefully and meticulously paint the >Great Piece of Turf. In both the Northern and Southern European Renaissance, studies in preparation of a larger painting were not uncommon. One of the many remarkable features of Dürer’s study is that it appears to have been [...]

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Who Illustrates the Murals at Museums?

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Have you ever wondered who illustrates the murals at our beloved museums, zoos, aquariums, and botanical gardens? Marjorie Leggitt is one such person. Based in Boulder, CO, she has spent her career illuminating science and natural processes through her art. This mural was made for the Denver Botanical Gardens in Denver, CO to illustrate the [...]

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If We Could Walk Through Each Others’ Thoughts

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If we could walk through each others’ thoughts, what would they look like? Tangled gardens overgrown with living, growing ideas, each competing for space as they reach for the sun? Michael Frank’s dreamy, yet surprisingly tangible scenes are full of emotion and thought – foreign, yet perfectly understandable – a window into his inner landscape. [...]

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Why Isn’t More Botanical Art Like This?

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Botanical art has some conventions that have helped the practice remain accurate and disciplined: portions of the plants painted in isolation on white backgrounds; often 1:1 in size with the real plant; typically in watercolour for the range of colours (Opera Pink, anyone?) and known factors in preservation. After seeing these works-in-progress by Mieke Roth, [...]

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The SciArt Buzz: ScienceArt on Exhibit in July/Aug 2013

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Looking for a way to escape the summer heat? Pop into any of these galleries nationwide or abroad and get your fix of cool temps and hot sciart. EXHIBITS: NORTHEAST REGION WINGED TAPESTRIES: Moths at Large through September 29, 2013 American Museum of Natural History Central Park West and 79th St. New York, NY Witness [...]

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The SciArt Buzz is Back! December 2012

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We’re bringing the SciArt Buzz back… there’s just too much great SciArt buzzing around out there not to concatenate it into one readable digest. Expect this post regularly on Symbiartic, and don’t forget to check these great science art events: EXHIBITS: NORTHEAST REGION The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot: Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking [...]

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