Science has proven that art is good for you both physically and mentally! But do you know how closely art is linked to science?
Right and left-brain individuals unite!
There has long been a connection between art and science, one that can be traced back to the Egyptian pyramids. History proves that the two disciplines cannot exist without each other, enduring in constantly changing and evolving relationships.
Artists, like scientists, study—materials, people, culture, history, religion, mythology— and learn to transform information into something else. Many Renaissance painters, like Leonardo De Vinci, studied physiology and anatomy in order to create convincing images of the human form.
In fact, premixed paints packaged in tubes and synthetic pigments were invented by French chemists in the early 19th century, colors such as ultramarine blue, which previously
had been made from ground lapis lazuli and was, therefore, the most expensive pigment, became affordable to modern painters like Monet and Seurat.
Science and art naturally overlap. Both are a means of investigation. Both involve ideas, theories, and hypotheses that are tested in places where mind and hand come together—the laboratory and studio.
Whatever you create, make it yours, give it your own twist, color and style.
Painted Clover artists can help you do that while learning more fun facts about the art world and your painting subject!