Please bear with my initial self-introduction. It is just a preamble:

I am an electronics Engineer by training. I have been a professional in that field with decent success.

I have been practicing the visual arts, drawing, sketching, watercolors and photography for several years now. I have been fascinated with the world of art since childhood I was only reading about it.

I am a trained Veena player but woefully out of practice for several years.

So, I have always straddled the two fields perceived commonly as belonging to different worlds.

C P Snow made a power argument against the traditional division of ... A similar case my perhaps be made for arts and sciences

Here are some articles and research paper findings that show that at after all these world are not distinct and different at all but are intertwined.

by John Maeda who is a Japanese-American graphic designer, computer scientist, and author. His work in design, technology and leadership explores the area where the fields merge. I am sure his take on the subject is valuable.

I came across this article while researching a little for this post and explains the situation very simply. (It has some errors and typos that do not take away much from it. For instance, van't Hoff is spelled as can't Hoft)

A reference to this paper is what originally got me started on this post.

I hope you enjoy reading these!

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Comment by Shobha Devi B N on February 19, 2017 at 1:18pm
Thank for ur seicentfic bent of mind
Comment by Ishita B. Mallik on December 7, 2015 at 5:07pm

I think art is the field of practice where science and the humanities are organically combined. Last year I read about the discovery of what is essentially the world's oldest known paint palette in a cave in South Africa-- I think it's about 100,000 years old. There was quite a bit of chemistry involved.

Comment by Soman Patnaik on November 29, 2015 at 2:04am

Wonderful readings. I, so much, identify with this idea that natural artists have a very scientific bent of mind.

In fact, in our very own Penciljammers community, I am glad to be friends with some, who have an amazing sense of creativity with an equally scientific bent of mind. Its an immense pleasure to be with them and spend time with them, because they promise amazing companionship where creativity and knowledge take front seat, and hence are gems to hang out with.

Thank you so much for sharing this Anil jee. Absolutely loved it!!!



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