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The Art of Science April 23, 2019

Many might think that art and science have little in common. On the contrary, artistic and scientific disciplines are often intertwined. For example, the architectural and design professions rely heavily on fundamental principles from both fields. And many inventors have had artistic training or influences. Here are some notable artist-scientists who have had a major influence on our world of today. Samuel Morse Morse studied art under the 18th century painter, Benjamin West, at London’s…

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Lawren Harris – One of Canada’s Great Painters April 11, 2019

Lawren Stewart Harris was born in Brantford, Ontario, in 1885. His family was wealthy, having developed a successful farm machinery business. In 1891 the family business merged with the Massey firm to create the  iconic Massey-Harris company. The young Lawren Harris was basically free of money worries for the rest of his life. The Early Years Harris took up  painting  at an early age and studied in Germany from 1904 to 1907. In 1911 he met J. E. H. MacDonald, whose  landscape…

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Art prodigy Advait Kolarkar at only 4yrs old. January 23, 2019

Success at an early age When he’s not playing with dinosaurs or reading a book, art prodigy Advait Kolarkar uses paint, canvases and imagination to create internationally recognized abstract artwork. The preschooler is already selling his paintings for thousands of dollars and has had his art featured in three exhibits — a great example of how important it is for parents to encourage their children. Mother Shruti said in an interview Sunday that Advait first…

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Using Art in Medicine: How medical schools are including art classes. January 16, 2019

“What the heck does Impressionist art have to do with medical communication?” It’s a question that Dr. Michael Flanagan often gets after telling people about “Impressionism and the Art of Communication,”. The seminar he teaches to fourth-year medical students at the Penn State College of Medicine. In the course, students complete exercises inspired by 19th-century painters like Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet. Ranging from observation and writing activities to painting in the style of the artist.  Medical schools and…

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Nature and art. December 28, 2018

Often times in our busy lives, we seem to take some of the important things for granted. The complex beauty of nature has inspired many artists whether it is the array of colors in a sunset or the natural geometry of a pine cone. Some take the beauty and transpose it into an entirely new medium such as a canvas, wall or sculpture; however, some artists actually manipulate nature and turn it into art. This is…

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Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus December 24, 2018

Francis P. Church’s editorial, “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” was an immediate sensation, and went on to become one of the most famous essays ever written. It first appeared in the The New York Sun in 1897, almost a hundred years ago, and was reprinted annually until 1949 when the paper went out of business. Thirty-six years after her letter was printed, Virginia O’Hanlon recalled the events that prompted her letter: “Quite naturally…

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New light show synchronized to music wraps North Vancouver’s art gallery December 17, 2018

The exterior facade of The Polygon Gallery at the Lonsdale waterfront in North Vancouver has undergone some changes. It now doubles as a new dynamic public art installation that uses light and sound. In a colourful display unlike any other in Vancouver. The show significantly improves the outside of the building. Having the effect of illuminating the whole place. Multi-coloured lights line the exterior the art museum as part of a new public art piece…

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Christmas and Art November 30, 2018

Christmas and art go together. From the Renaissance and the Catholic Church to the modern day.  Art has a way of showing history in amazing ways. The art of the Catholic church has a rich history. As evident by these examples. Botticelli The Annunciation (1489) The illiteracy of pre-Renaissance and Renaissance times led the Catholic Church and wealthy merchants to commission painters. To tell the story of the origins of Christianity in pictures. They were…

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Art and Productivity November 26, 2018

Art in an office setting can have a significant impact on not only productivity but morale and reduced sick days. Says The Guardian. At Sam’s original art we have lots of pieces to fit any office space and create the right environment for your customers and your employees. Art in the office Contrary to what your boss might say, being distracted at work is not always a bad thing. If the object of your distraction…

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Art and society November 24, 2018

Art and society have always gone together. Art in some form or another has existed in our community as long as man. It is a part of our daily lives and is present in cultures across the world. Most people have an appreciation for art. They enjoy observing it or creating it; they may even support it financially or by volunteering. Art is integral in our culture because it provides us with a deeper understanding…

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