Art, science and technology in harmony

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Wellcome Collection Blog

Where do science, dance and choreography meet? Muriel Bailly looks into the ideas behind our current Thinking with the Body exhibition.

Science and technology have helped enhance artistic productions since the early beginning of humankind. Already in Ancient Greece, the study of the Golden Ratio by Pythagoras (570-495 BC) and his followers influenced a new generation of artists, among which was Phidias (480-430 BC), who is considered as the greatest sculptor of Classical Greece and is believed to have used the Golden Ratio in many of his sculptures, including the statues of Athena Parthenos and of Zeus at Olympia, which was one the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

In 15th century Italy, the work of the architect and engineer Filippo Brunelleschi demonstrated the geometrical method of perspective, leading to one of the most prolific periods in art history: the Italian Renaissance.

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