Science-Art Scumble #4

"A painting technique in which semi-opaque or thin opaque colors are loosely brushed over an underpainted area so that patches of the color beneath show through." 
From The Artist's Handbook, by Ray Smith.  

A weekly digest to highlight some of the posts I found most interesting, most provocative, or otherwise caught my eye from the Science Artists Feed. Sit back, have a coffee and enjoy.

Click here for earlier scumbles.
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Foraminiferal Sculpture Park: a question of scales, Geology in Art.

Darwinian Theory of Beauty, Gurney Journey.  James Gurney's straight-on take about Denis Dutton's recent TEDTalk.

Making my own dinosaur, The Tyrannosaur Chronicles. Kid-friendly site!

Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter, lines and colors. Charley Parker reviews James Gurney's new incredible book, which in part grew out of Gurney's blog posts.

The "Lost Women": science popularizers and communicators in the 19th century, Bioephemera.

Pink Dinosaur Wrap-Up, Art Evolved.  Admin & catalyst for this charity drive Peter Bond gives us a grand finale: all 248 pink dinosaurs created by dozens of artists collaged together in a single image.

The artwork has changed drastically between conception and execution.  Therefore it has no meaning, The Art of a Carbon-Based Lifeform.

Slide lecture given about biomimicry, Hybrids of Art and Science.

Sketching at the Royal Ontario Museum, News from the Studio. 

Walcott's Quarry #123: Waiting it Out, eTrilobite.

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Great science-art posts not in the Feed:

An artist's interpretation of a teenager's head exploding in science class, A Journey Around My Skull.

Geology History in Caricatures: Dr. M. in extasies at the approach of his pet Saurian, History of Geology.

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For next week:

There's been a change on deviantArt, that popular website for artists.  They now have RSS feeds for individual galleries.  I'll be adding a few of these to the Science Artists Feed for next week, including some of my favourite artists who consistently challenge and delight.

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