science and art

science and art

“There are two kinds of truth:

the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart.

The first of these is science, and the second is art.

Neither is independent of the other or more important than the other.

Without art science would be as useless as a pair of high forceps in the hands of a plumber.

Without science art would become a crude mess of folklore and emotional quackery.

The truth of art keeps science from becoming inhuman,

and the truth of science keeps art from becoming ridiculous.”

– Raymond Chandler

(Great Thought, February 19, 1938))


22 thoughts on “science and art

  1. Great quote! Did you do the picture? No matter… What DOES matter is, you’re a lot smarter than I thought you were! This subject matter defines a great truth. I’m surprised these ‘intellectuals’ wouldn’t jump all over it! You could take this further and see the connection between History and Geology, quantum science and cosmology, Man and child: so many things! Anyway, I concure and site that science has yet to swallow us up with a man made black hole. And Art proves it’s value right here on this forum. Great subject matter for conversation… Hint hint…

      1. So you’re also an Illustrator! That’s what I want to do! Teach me! LOL! What program did you use? God! Such talent… And then there’s tiny we me :O(

      2. traditional illustration using watercolor. you can do it, too. just be bold, don’t be afraid to experiment with the colors, should you not like something, you can always blend the colors by adding more water or more color.
        would like to see you busy with the paintbrush. the key in art is not really the image but the colors we use.

      1. I can see by your blog art work, how you enjoy what you do and that is what makes it so beautiful. Your personality shines through in the art you do. _/\_ .

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