when growing an ear on your arm is art

TIME Magazine | article by Arthur I. Miller | Zocalo Public Square @ThePublicSquare | February 3, 2015 Zocalo Public Square is a not-for-profit Ideas Exchange that blends live events and humanities journalism. Leonardo da Vinci made no distinction between art and science—and the two fields are converging again   In 2007, the Australian performance artist Stelarc…

leonardo da vinci masterpiece :: geniuses second-guess themselves

{via The Huffington Post  |  By Jacqueline Howard | Posted: 10/02/2014} Leonardo da Vinci may have been a genius, but that doesn’t mean he never second-guessed himself. In a new book, optical engineer Pascal Cotte explains how a new imaging technology known as the layer amplification method (LAM) helped show that Leonardo painted two previous versions…

golden ratio in art composition and design

“Without mathematics there is no art,”  said Luca Pacioli, a contemporary of Da Vinci. {article source: The Golden Number, May 4, 2014 by Gary Meisner} Just as the Golden Section is found in the design and beauty of nature, it can also be used to achieve beauty and balance in the design of art.  This is only a tool though, and not a…