Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Poem: "To Coalesce in Aesthetics"

This poem came out of the April 6, 2021 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] erulisse and [personal profile] readera. It also fills the "Creativity" square in my 4-4-21 "Aspects" card for the Genderplay Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. belongs to the series Arts and Crafts America.


"To Coalesce in Aesthetics"


After a certain high level
of technical skill is achieved
science and art tend
to coalesce in aesthetics,
plasticity, and form.

The greatest scientists
are artists as well.

This leads to advances
in both science and art.

Across the field of
scientific illustration,
people develop new tools
and techniques to render
the wonders of the world.

Every science book
is also an art book.

From figure drawing
to still life, artists draw on
science to ensure that
their anatomy and botany
are as accurate as possible.

In the study of light lies
an understanding of color.

Chemistry gives rise
to new pigments for paint.

When scientists describe
things too small or too far
to see, artists picture them
for everyone to explore.

It's all about creativity,
imagination, and discovery.

How could anyone consider
art and science to be separate?

They're just different fields in
the same expansive discipline.

* * *

Notes:

"After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved science and art tend to coalesce in aesthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are artists as well."
-- Albert Einstein
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