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The Links between Science and Art

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How science drives art and art drives science

The re-convergence of science and art might be about to receive the ultimate catalyst. A group of scientists aims to sequence the genome of Leonardo da Vinci, arguably the greatest genius of all time. Leonardo was born in the small Tuscan town of Vinci in 1452.

Does our biology drive us to create art?

Has art helped humans to survive and to procreate in some way?

MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, is focussed on art that looks at themes of sex and death. A major exhibition, On the Origin of Art, investigates whether art has an evolutionary purpose.

Opens November 2016

Of microbes and machines: how art and science fuse in Bio-art

There is science in art – the alchemy of paint, the binary codes computing away in a camera, the expressive anatomy in portraiture and sculpture. There is art in science – the artistic precision of the scalpel, the cool aesthetics of the laboratory, and the intimate observations undertaken by scientists to discover new materials and microbes living unseen in the world.