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The Essence of Art and its Intersection with Science

October 15, 2010
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What is art? Is it merely strokes on a canvas, or does it have a deep and profound meaning?

According to me art is lot more than what it seems. Firstly, it is the creative representation of our world, may it be through music, paintings, sculptures or cinema. This is evident from the very fact that every era has had its own distinct style, each depicting exactly what that era stood for. 

Secondly, art is essential for happy existence. Art is something that binds us. It is what connects us. It that very platform where we can express our feelings, desires and every kind of emotion without any barriers or stopping.  Art is the free flow of thought. It is that voice that makes us free and helps us express ourselves better.

In reality art is where we chalk out our desires. This is that medium through which we tell the world want we want and what we need. This is where science comes into play. Science helps us realize these dreams, these ambitions. Science helps us reach our goals. It interestingly explains logically the very why and what of our needs and ambitions.

Both art and science though are very different, are yet very much the same. They are what complete a man. They give us the happiness of achieving success.

 A painting or a song helped man express his desire to fly like a bird, and it was science that helped him achieve this desire. It was mans desire to touch the sky, science helped go beyond the sky and into the outer space.

Hilariously, a common man’s perception of both art and science is very much the same. He feels that both artists and scientists are mad -men living in a world of their own. Both are poor, and usually they and their work receives attention only long after they are dead. This just concretes the fact that art and science are very much the same. 

So if you ask me if I am an artist or a scientist, I shall answer that I am both. I have a dream, a vision, a creation in my head, and I work to achieve it.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. October 15, 2010 3:46 PM

    This is a fantastic post. I completely agree. Furthermore, I should point out that scientists are often literally artists of some kind (or arguably vice-versa). Musicians and physicists (Einstein), etc. I myself use music for scientific inspiration. I wish more people had a complimentary view of science and art. An amazing post! =)

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      October 16, 2010 9:56 AM

      Thank you!
      Well yes scientist can be called artisits. and are you an engg?? That is the new breed of scientists, if i may say so, now days

  2. October 18, 2010 3:47 PM

    AWESOME post, AN. 🙂
    you just keep getting better and better.
    Now I know Ms. C liked it so much. 🙂
    Hugs.. 🙂

    • October 19, 2010 6:43 AM

      Thanks AK!!
      Your words are always encouraging

  3. October 20, 2010 4:32 PM

    Oye, stop using your college assignments as blog posts! 😛

    Keep up the good work! 😀

    • October 20, 2010 4:42 PM

      It wasn’t an assignment gmat. It was an article out of my diary that i used as an article ;).
      And i really wanted this article to see the light and not rot in some god forsaken cupboard in college.

  4. October 22, 2010 9:30 PM

    Art is something that emanates out of a healthy civilization. You have put it forward concisely.

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