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The Influence of Science, Technology and Photography on Art

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19:30 – 20:30 17 Feb 2015
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Darwin Lecture Theatre 1, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ

Speakers: Prof. Mohamed Sobhy

Developments in science and technology have always influenced art. From
mathematics, artists learned about perspective; chemical processing gave affordable
colours, previously not seen. Newton and Goethe’s work on vision helped artists
understand colour. Turner and Mondrian applied Goethe’s theories. Psychologists
raised awareness of colour constancy and adaptation while photography showed
stages of movements not perceived by the eye, as seen in works by Duchamp and
Picasso. Science and technology can itself be subjects of art, be it in the laboratory
or workshop. Prof. Sobhy will explain these ideas through examples of artwork from
medieval to present time.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: London & South East Branch
Contact details: Dr Cyril Isenberg (e-mail c.isenberg@kent.ac.uk, tel 01227 823768)

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19:30 – 20:30 17 Feb 2015
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