Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Science, Humanism, and Art

As more knowledge began to expand during the Renaissance period people began to create conclusions about human life and its environment. Thus, science was used as a tool to explain founded theories about the earth and the human body. Important artists that wanted to reach perfection combined both the branch of science and art to spread out more of the founded ideas that were discovered through humanism.

Leonardo da Vinci is one these artists that was able to spread education and knowledge throughout his scientific experiments and his art. As an example, he was able to depict an atmospheric setting for most of his background paintings. This helped create more reality and perfection in his art by showing that it's not only about the subject that an artist should focus on but also what surrounds it. A great example is his painting, Virgin of the Rocks. His great use of observation enabled him to depict more reality and emotion in his paintings. Furthermore, in connection to science, observation, and knowledge he was able to find theories about human anatomy and useful inventions that has helped us in the future. Thus, with the use of drawing he was able to depict all of his studies and ideas.

Today thanks to technology most scientists, intellectuals, and artists are able to depict their discoveries, inventions, and artworks in a better way than in the past. I believe that there's still a connection between science, humanism, and art production. The invention of film is a big tool where we are all able to express our knowledge and ideas that we have in science, humanism, and art. The invention of film is able to show us a real picture of what we want to spread out in the world.
We are still trying to find perfection and understanding by using these three concepts because we want to conquer all knowledge. Science has even gone farther by trying to create life without God.

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