Transforming Science into Art

Trinity: Reflections on the Bomb Transforming Science into Art

Science and art have historically been in conversation with one another. While the development of ideas around nuclear energy and atoms was underway, the imagery of these phenomena began to surface from scientific sources. Artists also began to produce imagery relating to conceptualizations of the atom and other scientific ideas, which came to serve as symbols of modernity. Both science and art involve a desire to push boundaries and gain a deeper understanding of the surrounding world. Many artists have incorporated scientific imagery and experimentation into their work.

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Carl Anderson, Cloud Chamber photograph of a Positron, 1932

Emil Bisttram, Projection No. 1, 1960

Charles Ross, Cosmic Rain, 1993

Steve Madsen, Table, 2001

Leigh Anne Langwell, Distant Fires: Private Universe, Galaxy no. 5, 2012

European Organization for Nuclear Research/Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN), Large Hadron Collider, Higgs Boson, 2011

Precision Instruments Inc., Scintillator (Geiger counter), model 111B, 1954

Uranium Ore Sample, ca. 1945

Eve Andrée Laramée, An Apparatus for the Distillation of Vague Intuitions, 1994

Eve Andrée Laramée, Ideology/Uncertainty, 1994