Is There Science In Art? The Difficult Question Explored In Lt Cdr Fuller’s Lecture

Can art be scientific? Is there some underlying logic to what we find beautiful? Steve Fuller, a member of the Royal Naval Reserve at RNAS Culdrose and committed artist, certainly thinks so.

From the Golden Ratio to the use of mathematical shapes in paintings, Lt Cdr Fuller gave an impassioned argument that art can be inspired by, and improved with an eye on the scientific method.

Our students were taken through numerous examples of where science and art meet and Lt Cdr Fuller showed some of his own works where his clever use of maths and science had led to successful pieces.

We would like to thank Steve for his time and effort delivering this exceptional lecture to our students. Hopefully a number were inspired to pick up a paint brush and have a go at creating their own science-based masterpieces.

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