May 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARTS 1650 - Artistic Scientists and Scientific Artists

Science and art are often seen as disciplines with little in common, but research has shown that artistic and scientific creativity are closely related. Scientists and artists often describe their creative work habits in the same ways, using the same language and draw on common, transdisciplinary toolkits that include observing, imaging, abstracting, patterning, body thinking, empathizing, and so forth. As a result, the arts have often stimulated scientific discoveries and science has often influenced the nature of artistic creativity. This course will look at several artists from throughout history and examine their bodies of work and their contributions to science and discovery. Conversely, this course will also look at select scientists and reflect on their artistic talents as well as their contributions to the artistic world.