Art / Sci Quotes

This is a list of quotes that link to the Art / Sci debate and although may initially seem irrelevant its useful to consider the long-standing relationship between these two disciplines and their importance of integration and value in education.

1.  Study the science of art and the art of science. Leonardo Da Vinci

2. How often people speak of art and science as though they were two entirely different things, with no interconnection. An artist is emotional, they think, and uses only his intuition; he sees all at once and has no need of reason. A scientist is cold, they think, and uses only his reason; he argues carefully step by step, and needs no imagination. That is all wrong. The true artist is quite rational as well as imaginative and knows what he is doing; if he does not, his art suffers. The true scientist is quite imaginative as well as rational, and sometimes leaps to solutions where reason can follow only slowly; if he does not, his science suffers. Isaac Asimov “Prometheus,” The Roving Mind (1983)

3. "Scientific creativity is imagination in a straightjacket" Richard Feynman - Scientist (Gleick 1992, 324).

4. “The difference between science and the arts is not that they are different sides of the same coin… or even different parts of the same continuum, but rather, they are manifestations of the same thing. Mae Jemison, a doctor, dancer, and the first African American woman in space (TED, 2002)

5. “Art and music require the use of both schematic and procedural knowledge and, therefore, amplify a child’s understanding of self and the world,” Dr. Jerome Kagan  Learning, Arts, and the Brain Summit in 2009.

6. The clarification of visual forms and their organization in integrated patterns as well as the attribution of such forms to suitable objects is one of the most effective training grounds of the young mind. Rudolf Arnheim

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