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p. 827. Arts versus scienceslocked

  • Andrew Robinson

Abstract

‘Arts versus sciences’ considers the differences and similarities between the work and approach of famous scientists and artists. It is generally said that a mathematical of scientific truth is ‘discovered’, yet a work of art is ‘created’. It is shown, though, that both scientific discoveries and artistic creations require a combination of individual and consensual thinking. Earlier thinkers on evolution influenced Darwin; the same is true in physics of Einstein's work on relativity and quantum theory; previous Renaissance paintings of ‘The Last Supper’ influenced Leonardo's painting; and contemporary Italian operas influenced Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.

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