The Bearded Iris is the Tennessee State Flower. Right now they are blooming profusely in masses of cheerful color. These shots were taken at the following locations:
Iris City Gardens. Iris City grows and ships a large variety of iris plants. The more unusual blooms in the video are from Iris City.
Carnton Plantation. Carnton was at the center of one flank of The Battle of Franklin during the Civil War and is maintained as a historic site today on the restored battlefield.
Downtown Franklin. Franklin, Tennessee is an art and culture center with restored shops filled with art and antiques.
Ellington Agriculture Center is a museum dedicated to Tennessee agriculture and also home to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.
A photographer shares how a conceptual image is made. I love knowing how an image is developed. It makes it all the more intriguing knowing all the steps the photographer went through to get to the final image.
“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.” Pablo Picasso
Colorful Fridays has reached a turning point where the majority of single colors have been covered. Colorful Fridays will begin color mixes after recapping the colors we have covered. Here are the yellows:
Healthy Love Inspiring Yellow
Misunderstood Mispronounced Exploding Yellow
Red-less Monkey Yellow
Disgustingly Beautiful Yellow
- Cadmium Yellow is covered under the reds
- If I have missed a yellow you would like to see, let me know
- Everyone probably has a favorite yellow. Mine are Naples and Indian Yellow
Today’s photo is brought to you by the letter “S.” “S” is for Super Dog. Or “S” could be for Super Twinkie. Either way, he’s a hero!
Weekly Photo Challenge-Letters
“Artists are in some sense neurologist, studying the brain with techniques unique to them.” Semir Zeki*
One writer sees the future of science as the incorporation of the arts into science. Jonathan Lehrer wrote an article titled, The Future of Science..is Art, detailing the many ways science and the process of discovery has come about through the study of artistic movements for insight. Lehrer believes science and scientific discovery will escalate when physics and neuroscience utilize the artistic process in research. By the same token, the arts have turned to science for insight and inspiration. Is it time for the arts to again turn toward the sciences?
One example Lehrer cites in his article is how, in the 1920’s, physicist Neil Bohr became fascinated with cubism. His fascination led to examinations of spatial relationships. From cubism, Bohr formed his thinking on the solidity of matter. Lehrer describes Bohr’s study of electrons and the spatial positioning of planets through the eyes of cubism. And Bohr is just one example in Lehrer’s article. It is well worth the read for a number of other examples of science utilizing art for discovery.
During the Renaissance, artists turned to science to develop spatial relationships like perspective. Di Vinci’s The Last Supper is a significant example of the use of perspective as a primary design tool within the picture plane. The progression of art movements since that time has moved in and out of the use of science in art creation. Many would argue the Abstract Movement veered totally from science but did it really? Doesn’t abstract art make use of the science of color?
As Today’s art moves into the next generation, it seems logical that the utilization of science within the practice of art making will lead to greater and greater discovery. Lehrer’s article outlines the many ways science can be helped by the arts. That same logic would also say the utilization of science in art will produce similar results. Science needs art. Art needs science. The future depends on art and science holding hands, walking together.
*Quote is from the article by Jonah Lehrer in The Future of Science… is Art, originally appearing in Fourth Culture and later in Seed Magazine