ERES-Stiftung

Perspectives

The natural sciences are in the position today, with modern technology, to give us fascination insights into the smallest atomic structures as well as images of the unending vastness of outer space.

Whereas the images produced by the sciences can only depict and leave little room for emotional interpretation, the fine arts are free of practical constraints and can create sensual connotations a broad public can respond and internalize. A look at art history shows that artists have often antedated future developments with their intuition. They were visionaries who influenced the social discourse with the force of their images.

Despite their different methods, the arts and sciences have many qualities in common, such as curiosity, intuition, creativity, the desire for innovation and a certain disrespect for conventional thinking.

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