“Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
Have you ever wondered why there is such a disconnection in today’s society between art and science? During my grad school when I studied computer science and throughout my entire career in technology, people were always surprised to discover that I am an artist and my BA is in fine arts. The general view was that art and science belonged to two completely different worlds. Even today, there is this assumption that if you are an artist, you can’t possibly be good in math and science and vice versa. Throughout the history most scientists and inventors were also artists. In fact during the Renaissance, the study of art and science were not perceived as mutually exclusive; they were considered as complimentary. Leonardo Da Vinci was amazingly gifted with the ability to see this, closely observed the natural world around him, and created both scientific inventions and marvelous pieces of creative arts. Albert Einstein, not only he was a genius scientist of the 20th century, but he was also a gifted musician and a talented violinist.