Friday, September 13, 2013

Art and the City

Art in public places

It is always great to see art being an everyday, every-place part of life in a city, like this description of art in public life at Miami city:

The living room at Vizcaya where on the right, an Italian altarpiece conceals the pipes of Deering's Weltemignon player organ. Photo courtesy Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

However, one hardly ever hears of such initiatives in Indian cities. I was pleasantly surprised to hear therefore of an effort in Hauz Khas village, New Delhi, by Columbian artist Vicky Fadul. I am waiting to visit there soon and see the outcome myself. Looking forward to more such initiatives in Indian cities.

Vicky Fadul interacting with participants.

Fractal Quilts

Fractal Art Quilts

This is a stunning example of fractals inspiring all kinds of compositions:

Rose Rushbrooke is inspired by fractals and combines them with traditional quilt work, and uses cotton, silk and beads for her creations.

Also, she has listed a whole lot of useful links on her page, for other admirers of fractals.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Flowers, Artists and Scientists

Richard Feynman on flowers, artists and scientists


Sunflower seed spirals follow a mathematical sequence

"Can scientists appreciate beauty? Over 30 years ago, physicist Richard Feynman claimed that a scientist can see more beauty in a flower than an artist. Sine then, science and art have combined to bring the meaning of his words to life." 

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