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The influence of science, technology and photography on art

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19:30 – 19:30 6 Oct 2015
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Rutherford Lecture Theatre 1, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ

Speakers: Professor Mohamed Sobhy

Developments in science and technology have always influenced art. From mathematics, artists learnt about perspective; chemical processing gave affordable colours, and colours previously not seen. Newton and Goethe’s work on colour vision helped artists to understand colour. For example, 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 itself can be subjects of art, be it in the laboratory or workshop. Mohamed Sobhy will explain these ideas through examples of artwork from medieval times to thepresent day.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: IOP London and South East Branch
Contact details: Further information can be obtained from Dr Cyril Isenberg, e-mail c.isenberg@kent.ac.uk, tel 01227 823768.

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