Art and Science: Together and Apart

Despite some discussions about the similarities between art and science, it’s good to be clear: they both matter, but they are not the same. David Bayles and Ted Orland make this abundantly clear in their Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking. From Bayles and Orland:“It is an article of faith, among artists and scientists alike, that at some deep level … Continue reading Art and Science: Together and Apart

The Colors of Our Lives

“Everybody who has any respect for painting feels scared when he starts a new canvas. A person who has never been afraid has no imagination…Brilliancy is going toward color…”–Robert Henri, The Art Spirit I make no claims to brilliancy, but Robert Henri and I agree that color is an animal that wags its own tail. My words, not his. Poet Yevgeny Yevtuskenko wrote about color … Continue reading The Colors of Our Lives