Friday, December 15, 2006

Beauty in Physics

As a postscriptum to my earlier post about The Beauty of it All, here is a photo of my latest painting. I made it after a sketch I took from Chanda's back during a seminar.



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Yes, the lady on the photo is the same Chanda who also wrote the guest post at CV, see also my post about Diversity in Science.

The painting is 20'' x 24'', acrylic on canvas.



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7 comments:

  1. Hey, nice job. You should have got her to hold a mirror, and painted that too.:) There is more then just that way, of doing symmetry? :)

    Does she know?

    From the outset, then, symmetry was closely related to harmony, beauty, and unity, and this was to prove decisive for its role in theories of nature.

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  2. Hi Plato,

    thanks :-) Yes, she knows. Have a nice weekend,

    B.

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  3. Shouldn't there be a tobacco pipe floating above her head? Symmetries break - that is where all the fun hides in plain sight. Even better, the word "pipe" rather than the object. When somebody comments, say "it's really a metaphoric apple."

    A background of violent vortices in heavy paint, perhaps as a Penrose tiling, gets the critics humming and the price up. What is true art but a tax avoidance mechanism for more deserving others?

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  4. The painting gives me the sense of being in one's own private world even though a seminar is going on.

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  5. wow, this is gorgeous! I wish I could paint like this. Did you try oil colours? If not, you should. Ciao,

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  6. very nice job indeed. I like the choice of colors, the lack of anything else to focus on except the subject, and -as others have noted- the magrittesque layout.

    Cheers,
    T.

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